Kahālāwai CD Release Party, June 2
Maui duo, Kahālāwai, featuring Joshua Kahula and Pi‘ilani Arias, take the stage at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday, June 2, 2019 for their debut CD release party.
Kahālāwai blends vocal harmonies with a unique approach to instrumentation that lends itself well to the duo’s sound. Josh and Pi‘ilani draw on their many years of playing together, as well as the rich history of their musical families.
The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater.
The opening acts are Nā Hoa with Ikaika Blackburn, Halehaku Seabury-Akaka and Keone Souza, plus kumu hula Kamaka Kukona and Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua.
“The combined musical talents of Josh Kahula and Piʻilani Arias embody the spirit and essence of their chosen name. Over the years, these two young men have established themselves as musicians and singers who are able to move effortlessly between the island music, reggae and traditional Hawaiian music genres. Now, in this collection of old and new Hawaiian language compositions, they continue to push themselves forward into the realm of blending the past and present. In doing so, they bring their kūpuna and the collective experiences of the haku mele into the here and now – through lyric, voice, and music.” —Keali’i Reichel, CD liner notes
Tickets options are $25 and $35. Tickets to on sale Tuesday, May 7, 2019.