Buy Tickets to the Series
MAMO: Nathan Aweau & Jeff Peterson
February 8, 2014
Two of Hawai'is award-winning guitarists take a fresh look at some of the islands' most popular hula songs.
Dennis Kamakahi with Stephen Inglis & Waipuna
April 12, 2014
Hawai'i's most prolific composer, Dennis Kamakahi is a multi-grammy-winning artist who was a member of the legendary Sons of Hawai'i.
May 24, 2014
One of Hawai'i's most popular exports, this duo defines contemporary Hawaiian music.
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA
www.thebarclay.org | 949.854.4646
Subscription packages range from $72-$102
Gold ticket package price: $285
The Hawaiian Masters Series is sponsored by:
Elizabeth R. Steele & Trisha Steele
Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 8pm
Hoku Hanohano Award-winners Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson collaborated on a CD for release in Japan.
Jeff and Nathan enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to take the
show on tour and release the CD in the U.S. Along with some of Jeff’s
originals, they took some hula standards and gave them a little jazz twist. The
result is a fresh look at some of Hawai’i’s
most popular hula songs.
Nathan has made several appearances at the Barclay over the years as part of the group, HAPA. His newest solo album 'Io won 3 major awards at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii's Grammy) including Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
Jeff astonished audiences last season with his guitar technique during his Barclay debut with slack key master, Keola Beamer. We are thrilled to have both Nathan and Jeff back on our stage.
“[Jeff Peterson’s] manner is impeccable, his style
– Honolulu Advertiser
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8pm
Hawaiian slack key guitar
Kamakahi is hailed as one of the finest composers Hawaii has ever produced. His tenure with
the legendary Hawaiian music group Sons of
Hawaii led Kamakahi to become one of Hawaii's
most prolific songwriters, crafting more than 400 songs, including many
standards in both Hawaiian and English. A three-time Grammy winner and a
five-time Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) recipient, Dennis was
inducted into the Hawaiian
Music Hall of Fame in
Stephen Inglis is recognized as one of the most diverse musical artists in Hawai'i today. Equally at home on the acoustic and electric guitar, the art of Ki Ho'alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) has been at the heart of his music in recent years.
Waipuna (spring water) is an exciting
collaboration of three talented individuals, Kale Hannahs, Matthew Sproat, and
David Kamakahi (Dennis' son). Their music mixes Hawaiian classics and original
songs in a style all their own - they are upbeat, technically superb, and share
a sense of fun that immediately connects to all audiences. In 2012, Waipuna
won three Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Group of the Year, Single of the
Year and Island Music Album of the Year.
With the strong Hawaiian tradition of passing music along through the generations, it is fitting that Waipuna joins Hawaiian music legend Dennis Kamakahi in this special concert.
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 8pm
Like the islands themselves, HAPA’s music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient Polynesian rhythms and chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman and Mexican cowboys. 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, create the unique flavor of HAPA's music: “beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful…” (L.A. Times)
“Hawaii’s hottest group!”
“If Maui were music, it would sound like these guys.”
--Santa Cruz Sentinel