Sunday Afternoon Live is pleased to present a gift of Hawaiian culture from this talented couple. They both have contributed much to what is considered the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance. Born in 1951, Keola was a child of the rock and roll era, yet he has recorded many of the sounds written by his ancestors. He has produced more than 20 albums; and has won numerous Na Hoku awards, Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammys. He has appeared often on television and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts.
Keola is one of the first recording artists to integrate Hawaiian chants and instruments—the tiny gourd whistle and the nose flute — with contemporary forms of music. Keola is the master of the Slack Key, the melodic guitar style and open turning techniques indigenous to Hawaii. Moana, renowned for her authentic hula dancing, brings to life the natural beauty and cultural awareness that makes Hawaii unique. Since 2004, Moana has been a member of the Maui halau Na Hanona Kulike O Pi’ilani , and in 2011 was offered the opportunity to participate in the preparation and training process known as ‘Uniki. In October 2011, she successfully completed this year-long process and was designated Kumu Hula (hulu master). Moana has considerable teaching experience in the art of the hula. Sensitive in nature, her understanding of the technique with the spiritual and philosophical combined, she remains firmly committed in sharing her cultural knowledge worldwide. She has traveled to Europe to co-teach several workshops and has traveled annually to Japan to teach hula.
Please note that this event is a non-season concert. Advance tickets are $15 across the board and may be purchased at concerts or by mail. Include SASE with check or money order payable to SAL PO box 221 South Bend, WA 98586; by e-mail at email@example.com; or by contacting our websitewww.sundayafternoonlive.org or by calling 360-875 5831.
Sponsors for Keola and Moana are Helen Campbell and Raymond Federal Bank.