Kahilu Theatre is delighted to present “Kulāiwi” with Lehua Kalima, Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo, streaming live from Kahilu Theatre on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 7pm HST.
Three of Hawai‘i’s leading award-winning performers and musicians, Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo), Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo have joined forces! These Hawaiian musicians, singers, songwriters, and entertainers formed Kulaiwi to create music that springs from their Native Hawaiian roots. Kulāiwi means “land of my ancestors.” With soaring vocals, island harmonies and a folk vibe, along with an easy-going charisma and witty banter, they are committed to telling the stories of Hawai’i – the land and the people – from the indigenous point-of-view. Their prodigious talents as lyricists and composers create music imbued with Hawaiian values and ways of seeing and living in the world. Their original songs and their selections of Hawaiian classics are inspired by diverse musical styles and reflect their passionate commitment to their islands. Accompanied by award-winning hula dancer Pono Fernandez, who is also an educator and ethnomusicologist, they create an evening that represents Hawai‘i today, while remaining mindful of their deep emotional connections to their roots.
This concert is free to all subscribers, and only available to others as a pay-per-view purchase. The original live broadcast will be available to view 24 hours after the initial airing.