Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian legend. He has breathed new life into slack-key guitar music yet stays true to its deep Hawaiian roots. Winner of multiple awards, he is a singer-songwriter, composer, guitar master, and arranger with an impeccable, gorgeous style featured on The Descendants soundtrack and his 17 CDs to date. “Keola Beamer’s [slack key] style is the best there is on the planet”, says Willie Nelson. And from Paul Simon: “He’s an exceptional musician, a very good player and beautiful singer…the spirit of the island…”
Beamer’s wife, kumu hula Moanalani Beamer, adds her beautiful hula, chant, and the exquisite sounds of traditional Hawaiian instruments to the performance. Together Keola & Moana present the excellence, true spirit, and soul of Hawaiian music and dance
This show is sponsored by Friends of Kahilu.