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HAPA, HAWAIIʼS PREMIER MUSICAL DUO, RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES


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Praise for HAPA


"Hapa draws from a wellspring of Polynesian traditions, but with a sure-footed pop sensibility.”

The New York Times


"It is not an overstatement that HAPA actually encompasses the past, present and future of Polynesian music."

George Powell, San Francisco Examiner


"...Hawaii's musical rainbow warriors...they captivate your heart and soothe your soul." Kenny Loggins



FROM HAWAII, WITH LOVE AND FIRE

 
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FEATURING VERY 
SPECIAL GUEST
MARK KEALI’I HO’OMALU
and the
ACADEMY of HAWAIIAN ARTShttp://www.academyofhawaiianarts.org


Hawaiian word for "half", 2: Of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry. If an individual has one parent whom is a Pacific Islander, and one parent whom are of an ethnicity outside of Pacific Islander, they would generally be considered Hapa. 3: a Musical act from Hawaii that consists of one member of Hawaiian/South Pacific Ancestry and one guy from New Jersey.

HAPAʼs self entitled debut CD released in 1993, swept the 1994 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaiiʼs equivalent of the Grammyʼs), becoming the biggest selling CD by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. The groupʼs ground breaking music has established them as the most recognized name in Hawaiian music internationally, with sold-out shows from Tokyo to New York.

Often encapsulated as the "Sound of Maui" or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii” the music and sound of the group HAPA evokes a place that many people have referred to as heavenly. The sound? Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, History and Mythology. Just add to this a dose of American Folk-Rock, you have what has been described, as “the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows” (Maui Times). The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song) and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso Guitar performances. "Masterful" is how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills describes the groups Guitar skills.

The blend of their original vocal sound was originated on a wooden picnic bench in the beautiful little beach town of Lahaina on the island of Maui in the early 1980’s. It has travelled far in 30 years, as Rolling Stone Japan recently described them as "Titans of the Genre". Don Ho predicted in 1993: "What HAPA means and what their message is will touch and inspire millions”.

Joining HAPA in this special Los Angeles concert performance: The Academy of Hawaiian Arts is a hula halau and performing arts school founded in Oakland, California, led by the vision of its Kumu Hula, Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu. Since 2003, the Academy continues to grow and to forge new traditions of hula, chant and song, setting high standards in hula competitions along the West Coast and abroad, as well as in the prestigious Merrie Monarch competition held annually in Hilo.http://www.hapa.comhttp://hapa.com/index.html