Win Tickets ($80): Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono @ Aladdin Theater | Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master, Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono @ Aladdin Theater on January 18. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 9.
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Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono
January 18, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $40 | All Ages
More info: event.etix.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
“[Keola Beamer]…The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master” —The New York Times
“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” –Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s, both at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. They have continued to lead the way for over 4 decades.
Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack key guitar during the 1970s began to spark public interest in kī-hō‘alu, launching a statewide revival of the tradition, and his 1978 release, Honolulu City Lights, is the largest selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Today he is one of Hawai’i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. “He’s an exceptional musician, a very good player and beautiful singer. He’ll bring the spirit of the island to the concert.” – Paul Simon
Henry Kapono became the wildly popular phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) with Cecilio Rodriguez. They helped forge the sound of 70s Hawaiian music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‘i. Today as a solo artist, Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter.
Despite their common history, Keola & Henry only performed together for the first time in 2014, when Henry invited Keola & Moana Beamer to be part of Back in the Day performances. This successful annual show features Hawai‘i’s musical greats who shaped Hawaiian music from the ‘70s on, part of the “Hawaiian Renaissance” — the seminal movement in Hawai‘i’s cultural history that brought language, music, hula, art, and all aspects of Hawaiian culture back to their central place in the life of the Islands.
Touring together, Keola & Henry, with Keola’s wife Moana performing hula, have been greeted by wildly enthusiastic audiences, celebrating their original songs that have become beloved contemporary Hawaiian classics.
What a beautiful way to start the new year! A little Aloha spirit and gorgeous music from this duo sounds perfect for melting away a chilly PNW January.
Love Hawaiian music and these guys sound amazing!
I’d like to go because they sound talented and I’d like to catch that Aloha spirit! Thank u🤙
It would feel like a stay-cation while
in rainy PDX. Count me in.
Grammy nominated. Excellent..
A huge fan of Cecilio & Kapono (back in the day…). Have seen Henry Kapono while in Honolulu, but have not seen Keola Beamer. I bet these 2 really lite it up!
what an amazing duo that work so well together
This would be So great for me and my Hawaiian fiance to go see. We love Kapono!
Would love to see some fellow Pacific Island people play!
This sounds awesome! I’d love to attend and hear more Hawaiian music
Date night is long over due please.
What a great night it would be.
Sounds like a delightful evening!
Want to see the guitar master please.
Been a fan of these two ever since I had the pleasure of living there in the 70’s. My daughter loves their music as well and it would be such a wonderful way to bask in their aloha spirit with her while dreaming of being back in the beautiful islands.
Looks so lovely!
I’d love to go because it’s my friend’s 40th birthday and I’d love to take her to a good vibes concert 🙂