George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music
Friday, February 15th at 7:30 PM
at the Taos Community Auditorium.
The Hawaiian Masters in concert include George Kahumoku Jr., Dennis Kamakahi on slack key and vocals and one of Hawaii’s most prolific songwriters, Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i on 'ukulele and vocals (an NEA Folk Heritage Fellow for Hawaiian falsetto singing) make for an authentic Hawaiian experience for our Taos audience.
There’s a reason he’s been called Hawaii’s Renaissance man: George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, high school and college teacher, artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur.
Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i is one of Hawai'i's most beloved singers. Best known as one half of the popular Maui duo, The Ho'opi'i Brothers, he has practiced the traditional Hawaiian art of leo ki'eki'e (falsetto) for most of his life.
Fifth generation slack-key guitarist Keoki Kahumoku began performing with his father, George Kahumoku, Jr., and his uncle, Moses Kahumoku, in 1990 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. In 1992, Keoki and his family moved to the Island of Maui, to perform at the Westin Maui in Ka’anapali.
The evening will also include traditional Hula performed by the wives of the Masters.
The Taos Center for the Arts will also be hosting a lecture/demonstration with the Hawaiian Masters for students in our community.
Funding for this program was partially provided by WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts and is part of New Mexico Presenters programing, bringing New Mexico the finest in live entertainment.
Tickets: $17 for TCA Members, $20 General Admission, $10 students 18 and under.
Call the TCA at 575-758-2052
Sponsored by US Bank, The Historic Taos Inn, Taos Lifestyle, John Dunn Shops,
Webb Design, 5 Star Burgers and Taos Physical Therapy