Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole with Shawn Pimental, guitar

Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole

With Shawn Pimental, guitar
November 18 & 19, 2016 . 8PM
Photo by Ku'ehu Mauga
Principal People: 

Guitar Shawn Pimental

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours
Intermission: 
None
Program Notes: 

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

Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole - Hinama'aoulua e (Live on KEXP)