EKK 2024 Overview

E Kanikapila Kakou 2024, celebrating 41 years of music, hula and stories of Hawai’i, will once again present an awesome season of the BEST!

The eight-week EKK series begins on Monday, February 5 through Monday, March 25. All events will be held at the Kaua’i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom on Kaua’i Beach Drive, located between the Lihu’e Airport and Wailua Golf Course.

The doors open at 5:00 pm; most nights will have an ‘ukulele/hula hour; the main program begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm.

Tickets for EKK sessions:  ekk2024.eventbrite.com

EKK Mondays — Seats can be reserved on Eventbrite; general admission is $20 and kama’aina is $10; seats will be available at the door for general admission $20 and kama’aina seats $10.

Note: children under the age of 12 are admitted free to the eight Monday EKK sessions.

EKK PATRONS are invited to support the season with their early donations by contributing $250 on this website (hit the Donate Button), notify by email to giac05@icloud.com, or sign up as a Patron at the door. Patrons get priority seating in the ballroom. Checks can be mailed to GIAC, PO Box 827, Lihue HI 96766.

Kauai Beach Resort and Spa is now under new ownership; that has resulted in sizeable increase in our venue expenses.  Your support will be most helpful in this transition.

Go to https://youtu.be/lmQxeZeK6vQ for link to “Celebrating 38 years of EKK” — a recap of E Kanakapila Kakou history of memorable moments. 

For more information: e-mail giac5@icloud.com

E Kanikapila Kakou 2024 Calendar

Venue:  Kauai Beach Resort & Spa, 4331 Kauai Beach Drive

“He Manamana Ka Welo” – Tradition is Diverse.

Theme for EKK 2024 as we share Significant Songs of Hawaii

All Weeks – “Songs of the Hawaiian Royals”

Monday, February 5, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Kinolau in Song: A Celebration of Nature in Hawaiian Poetry” 

Makana; Keale & Chris Lau

Monday, February 12, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Endearing Love Songs”

Ku’uipo Kumukahi & Friends

Monday, February 19, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Favorite Hula Songs” – Community Hula Night

Malie Foundation – Kumu Hula Hinano Lazaro; Puni Wai’ale’ale; La’amea Almeida; Sabra Kauka

Monday, February 26, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Timeless Hapa-Haole Classics”

Nick Masagatani, Douglas Tolentino & Ekolu Chang

Monday, March 4, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Songs for the Renaissance”

Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo

Monday, March 11, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Iconic Spiritual & Life-Changing Songs”

Kenneth Makuakane & Friends

Monday, March 18, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Hawaii Lifestyles”

Kainani Kahaunaele, Kaniaulono Hapai, Emma Coloma

Monday, March 25, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

“Unique Places on Kauai & Hawaiian Islands”

Eric Lee, Moon Kauakahi, Mel Amina