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Masters of Hawaiian Music

Kahumoku-Aweau-Kahiapo

at James A Little Theater
1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
505.476.6300
Other Events at James A Little Theater

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages    

Tickets are $32 (including all service charges). Kids 12 and under only $7 (including service charges)
They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.

Arrive early (5 PM) for a paper lei-making contest for the kids, a pre-show hula class, Polynesian music, and more! There will also be a food truck offering Hawaiian specialties.

We'll be offering master classes on Saturday, March 4, in Albuquerque with George and Kawika.

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned "Slack Key Show," bring Hawai'i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages.

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man", is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka'eo, and The Ali'i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.

Slack Key Guitarist David "Kawika" Kahiapo most recently won two 2015 Na Hoku Awards for his 2 newest releases, one for Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year, the other for Island Album. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.

Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo are regular guest artists on George Kahumoku's renowned Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar® series on Maui, and his Grammy award-winning CDs. Together, these Masters share the delightful experience of kī-hō'alu (slack key guitar)—the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, 'ukulele, and Hawaiian vocals.

"Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material."
Los Angeles Times

George Kahumoku Jr. lives on Maui with his wife, Nancy, maintaining their 3-acre farm, growing fruit and vegetables, dry-land taro (for his famous home-made poi) and tending goats, chickens, ducks, and miniature horses. With over 25 solo, collaboration, and compilation CDs to his name, George celebrates over 10 years of his famed weekly Slack Key Show on Maui, which produced 4 Grammy-winning CDs. He founded the Hawaiian Music Institute at University of Hawai'i-Maui College to preserve the legacy of Hawaiian music and to prepare the next generation for careers in music. A renowned storyteller, George collaborated on the book A Hawaiian Life with long-time friend Paul Konwiser to capture his hilarious, entertaining on-stage stories. This project led to his film biography Seeds of Aloha. For the last 15 years, George Kahumoku Jr.'s Annual Maui Slack Key Guitar and 'Ukulele Workshop creates one of the great musical learning experiences in the Islands today, and embodies George's belief in sharing, celebrating, and perpetuating the unique music and culture that is Hawai'i.

"Nathan… on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an... advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless."
New York Times

Nathan Aweau was born into a musical family. His early years consisted of piano lessons, learning the guitar and 'ukulele, combined with the natural ability to sing. He then moved on to the saxophone, and in college, performed in the jazz ensemble as a bass player, and the wind symphony as a percussionist. His passion for the electric bass made it rise to the top as his main instrument. He started his professional career while still in college, accompanying such performers as Gabe Baltazar, Henry Kapono, Loyal Garner and Nohelani. He was a member of the Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaiian Music) Award winning group Ka'eo and the award winning group The Ali'i's. He also did a 15 year stint with the legendary Don Ho, as bass player and back-up singer. Since 2002, he has released six solo CDs, which have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Jazz Album of the Year. In 2002, Nathan also became part of Hapa, with musical colleague guitarist Barry Flanagan, and chanter Charles Ka'upu, for what became an 8-year creative collaboration.

"Kawika Kahiapo's first solo album in more than a decade emphasizes his strength as a solo vocalist... who is also talented slack key guitarist. The songs... show him to be a guy with broad musical horizons."
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Born on the windward side of O'ahu, David "Kawika" Kahiapo finds a never-ending source of inspiration in the breathtaking Ko'olau mountain range, lush, green valleys and the magnificent ocean views. His interest in music began at an early age, when, inspired by his father, he spent many hours practicing guitar alone, then learning from "garage" jam sessions, when "Pops" Gabby Pahinui would show up at their house to play, further igniting his passion for ki-ho'alu, Slack Key guitar. At age 17, Kawika entered the professional music scene and has since contributed to more than 84 recording projects and performed with numerous artists both on stage and as a studio musician, and is a regular at slack key festivals. Kawika's most recent solo releases won 2 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 2015—one for Best Slack Key Guitar for Ku'u 'Āina Aloha, the other for Best Island Music for Ho'omaluhia. Kawika is also featured on George Kahumoku's compilation CD Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol. 2, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album.


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February 28th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

African Guitar Summit

March 1st

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

African Guitar Summit

March 4th

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Ukulele Workshop with George Kahumoku Jr.

March 4th

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Masters of Hawaiian Music

March 4th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Alejandro Escovedo

March 5th

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Masters of Hawaiian Music

March 7th

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Donavon Frankenreiter

March 11th

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March 12th

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March 13th

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Portugal. The Man

March 21st

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March 21st

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Dawes

March 22nd

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March 25th

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Dervish

March 28th

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Engine

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Dead Man Winter

April 4th

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Lara Ruggles & Sam Rae Sidwell

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Lara Ruggles & Sam Rae Sidwell

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Still on the Hill

April 22nd

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Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

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Son Volt

April 26th

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Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

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Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Rhiannon Giddens

May 15th

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Epiphany 3

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Elvis Costello & the Imposters

June 20th

Tuesday @ 6:00pm

Bébé La La

June 28th

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Bébé La La

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Bobcats Swing/Jazz Trio

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August 17th

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Young the Giant

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