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Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono
January 22, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 | Minors OK w/ Guardian
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Keola Beamer is one of Hawai’i’s premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers and Master Of The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His well of talent springs from five generations of Hawai’s most illustrious and beloved musical families. Keola’s mother was revered Hawaiian Cultural Treasure, Aunty Nona Beamer. His great-grandmother was one of Hawai’i’s most illustrious composers, Helen Desha Beamer. The Beamers trace their roots to the 14th century and have been cultural practitioners through generations.
Keola established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights – which is still one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music.
Hawaii music icon Henry Kapono Ka’aihue is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and a multiple (Hawaii) Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner. Also known as “The Wild Hawaiian”, Henry has been a leading force in Hawaii’s entertainment business for the past several years. Henry is an actor, author and his wide renown includes works from his Columbia Records days as Hawaii’s Legendary, duo Cecilio & Kapono; his annual sold out “Back in the Day” concerts at the Waikiki Shell and his well-known “Dukes on Sunday” afternoon concerts at DUKES on Waikiki Beach. Among his many hit songs are “Friends”, Sailing” “Highway in the Sun”, “Stand in the Light”, “Home in the Islands” & “Dukes on Sunday” which was also covered by Jimmy Buffett.