Win Tickets ($60): Hapa @ Aladdin Theater | Pan-Polynesian, Contemporary Hawaiian Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Hapa @ Aladdin Theater on March 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 10.

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From our sponsors:
Hapa @ Aladdin TheaterHAPA
March 13, 2014
7 p.m. Doors / 8 p.m. Show | $30 | Minors OK w/ Guardian

Aladdin Theaterer
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA’s Pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the “most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!”… (Maui Times).

These disparate ingredients blended together musically in the Pacific emotes the unique flavor of what Hawaii and HAPA music is: “beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful”… (L.A. Times).

Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui”, HAPA’s music evokes a place that many people at different times have referred to as heavenly. The overriding quality of their music is one of beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), the elegant movements of the sacred dance known as hula, and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso slack key guitar. HAPA’s self entitled debut cd released in 1993, swept the 1994 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammy’s), becoming the biggest selling CD by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. The group’s ground breaking music has established them as the most recognized name in Hawaiian music internationally since their debut release, with sold-out shows from Tokyo to New York.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Hapa @ Aladdin Theater | Pan-Polynesian, Contemporary Hawaiian Music

  1. Fred March 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    Absolutely love Hawaiian music, after spending a few summers at the University of Hawaii. I would love to be able to go to this concert. I’m hoping my entry will be considered for tickets. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. zoe March 4, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    I love experiencing new music – this would be such a treat! And nice to have something to remind us of warm weather when it’s rainy outside :)

  3. Michael March 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    Hapa no ka ‘oi! I missed them in concert at Cedar Mill Park in 2011. Mahalo nui loa for giving these tickets away, I hope to be able to see them this time.

  4. Mari T March 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    This would be such a treat to look forward to after all the gloomy rain! I’d love to go!

  5. Bill W. March 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    This would be a tropical treat from one of the Island’s music treasures.

  6. Marissa March 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    It would be great to be able to check this out!

  7. Stacey March 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    My husband is originally from Hawaii, we had a Hawaiian theme wedding… it would be such a fun date night for us!

  8. Jackie March 6, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Will be in Portland for the first time for a family wedding! It would be a fun pre wedding adventure ! Greetings from Indiana!

  9. Matt C. March 6, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    All music is good music, would love to attend.

  10. Dave G. March 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm #


  11. Scott March 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  12. Jamie March 7, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    I always appreciate the chance to experience new music, and this sounds really special.

  13. Allie March 7, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    my fiance is part hawaiian and i would love to take him to see this! fun!

  14. Aaron March 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Oh man, how I came to detest slide guitar while I was in Hawaii. However, after coming back to the mainland, hearing that sound brings me back! Also never been to the Aladdin–I’d love these tickets for me and a friend on a Hawaiian magic carpet ride. :)

  15. Jesper Angelo March 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Gotta go.

  16. Cameron March 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    This would make a perfect date night and an opportunity to get out for a night on the town. Plus, my wife is from Hawaii.

  17. Frank Byers March 10, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    I have never been to Hawaii, but I like Hawaiian music.

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