Castle Theater at Maui Arts and Entertainment
MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA -- HOLIDAY POPS
With Vocalist Kalani Pe`a and dance performance by Hālau o ka Hanu Lehua
Sunday, Dec 10 2023, 3:00 PM
Under the baton of Music Director James Durham, Maui Pops Orchestra invites you to ring in the holidays with a festive concert featuring 3-time Grammy® winner Kalani Pe’a. The Hawaiian singer/songwriter has also won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards including in 2023 for his “Purple Hawaiian Christmas”. Music from this album will be featured with full orchestral backup, along with other holiday favorites.
A special treat will be hula provided by members of award-winning Hālau o ka Hanu Lehua.
Let the beauty of it all captivate you as we celebrate the spirit of the season – island style!
Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas show is a celebration of the warmth and special aloha of the Holiday Season, sharing much-loved songs from both western and Hawaiian roots. A three-time Grammy winner (3 CD releases, 3 Grammys!), Kalani is a charismatic performer with a gorgeous voice, powerful nad charming apresence, and captivating style not-to-be-missed. The first Hawaiian performer presented at Lincoln Center's American Songbook (it sold-out), he was recognized by his Hawai‘i peers at the Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”) Awards, winning honors for both Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. His 5 Na Hoku wins include Christmas Single of the Year in 2021, and his most recent CD, Purple Hawaiian Christmas, took home the Na Hoku Award for Contemporary Album of the Year. Self-described as “Hawaiian contemporary soul”, Kalani’s dynamism and charm, vocal brilliance, and range of songs from Hawaiian to R&B has brought him to the forefront of Hawaiian music for both traditionalists and a new generation. This past year, Kalani released his first Christmas album for the holiday season.