Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole with Shawn Pimental, guitar
Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
Guitar Shawn Pimental
Traditional Hawaiian culture with a modern sensibility comes to life when Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole take the stage. Their chameleonic vocals vault through various registers and timbres from bass to witchy contralto rasp to sweet soprano. This award-winning, internationally touring mother and transgender daughter duo perform exquisite ’oli (chants), mele (songs) and stories. Channeling seven generations of ancestral memory and hula practice in a contemporary world that both preserves and invents tradition, this performance speaks directly the heart and soul of every listener.
“The voice of Hawaii’s new generation.” – The Honolulu Weekly