Ali'i Keanaaina Ukulele Workshop & Concert
Award-winning Hawaiian singer/songwriter Ali'i Keanaaina is from Kalaoa, North Kona whose unique style is a blend of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music with influences by Lena Machado, Akoni Malacas, and Isreal “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole. Immersed in the culture at a young age he developed his love for music and language through Hula with Hālau Pohukaina as well as Hālau Nā Pua Haʻaheo O Kona.
He began his musical career in 2001 but came into prominence after winning the 2010 Klyde "Kindy" Falsetto and Storytelling Competition and releasing his debut album honoring his loved ones with He Mele No in 2012. In 2016 Alii presented an intimate record showcasing who he is with his sophomore album called “Music & Me”. He has entertained many VIP and A-List clients as well as headlined festivals internationally.
Alii is currently working on upcoming tours with his sponsor Kala Brand Ukuleles as their first traditional Hawaiian Artist while finishing his next album tentatively called “Haliu”. He will also be launching hula workshops in the west coast area for the popular hit songs “Eo and Mahina”.
When: Friday, September 21st
Workshop, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Intermediate level focused on the traditional Hawaiian strumming. The workshop will leverage Alii's original hit songs from his current CD Music and Me, "EO" Ke Kahea O Ke Kahakai, and "A He Aha", and a new composition "Makalawena" (due to release in March 2018)
Concert, 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Ali'i will perform songs from Music and Me and other Hawaiian favorites.
$20 for Workshop, $20 for Concert, or $30 for both, payable at the event