Kuana Torres Kahele Performing at Concerts at The Shops
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
5:30pm - 700pm
Location: First Level Fountain Courtyard
Kuana Torres Kahele
Concerts at The Shops is open to the public and is a fun complimentary event with a chance to meet fellow music lovers, visitors, residents, entertainers and listen to Hawaii and the world's finest entertainers.
The Shops at Wailea is excited to have Kuana Torres Kahele perform at Concerts at The Shops in September. He is well known for his singing, songwriting and genre-bending creativity that has garnered him multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. He comes from a revered lineage of Hawaiian musicians including: Bill Aliiloa Lincoln, Victor Kala, the Lim Family and George Holokai.
In 1991, he was taken under the wing of renowned Kumu Hula and esteemed composer, Johnny Lum Ho. Lum Ho was an inspiration to Kahele's songwriting and provided him with a crash course in Hawaiian music when Lum Ho made him a permanent musician for his Halau Ka Ua Kani Lehua. Kuana credits much of his current success to the mentorship and Aloha they all showed him at an early age.
Kuana’s musical history also includes connecting with Kehau Tamure to form the multi-award winning Na Palapalai. Together they gained critical acclaim for reviving Hawaiian classics, in addition to their original compositions, new to the industry. They continue to maintain a prominent presence in both the local and international hula and Hawaiian music scene; even to this day, Kuana’s original, Ke Anu O Waimea is the most popular hula song in Japan where there are over 10,000 hula halau groups.
4 hours Special Event Parking validations are available for $5.00 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Maui Hui Malama.