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Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana & Jeff Peterson
Hawai‘i’s Renaissance man, George Kahumoku Jr., is a master slack key guitarist, a 4-time Grammy Award winner, accomplished songwriter, world-traveling performer, artist and sculptor. Using his melodic style, inventiveness and versatility, Kahumoku conveys the genuine spirit of Hawaii to all his listeners. George Kahumoku will be joined on stage by Led Kaapana, a musical legend who has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years with his slack key guitar and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voice, and Jeff Peterson, a star of the next generation of slack key players, who uses the style’s open tunings to explore multiple genres with ease and flair. This remarkable synthesis of artists pays tribute to Hawai‘i’s musical heritage and spreads true “Aloha” to all.
Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA