Volcanoes park to host nights of Hawaiian music
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian cultural events and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout December. These programs at the Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium are free, but park entrance fees may apply.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, John Keawe will perform in a Cool December Night Concert. The award-winning kiho‘alu (slack key) guitarist, composer and recording artist will warm the auditorium with his music as his wife, Hope, provides moving interpretations of his music with her graceful hula.
Keawe is the winner of the 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano Slack Key Album of the Year award for his CD “Hawai‘i Island is My Home.” The Keawes will ring in the holidays with their music, hula and aloha spirit. This program is expected to be well-attended, so come early for seating.
Keawe’s CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase the evening of the performance, which is presented by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program. It is part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
A story that ran in Wednesday’s edition had an incorrect date for Keawe’s show. Tuesday, Dec. 18, is the correct date.
Then at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music by talented songwriters. In August, the park sponsored a three-day Hawaiian Music Songwriters Retreat that attracted participants from Hawaii Island and as far away as California.
These talented songwriters will gather again to show off their newly honed skills. The featured artists include Kauhane Heloca, Ida Hanohano, Desiree Cruz, Doodie Downs, Ku‘u Makuakane, Ali‘i Keana‘aina, Pililani Pua-Kaipo and Olanui Robbins.
This program is part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing Na Leo Manu , or “Heavenly Voices,” series.
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