New Location for EKK 2010!
News flash! EKK has moved to the Kaua‘i Beach Resort, fka the Hilton, close to the airport, and will be held in the Jasmine Ballroom. Mahalo to Island School for the many years spent at their good graces. It was a grand ride—and the EKK audience has grown.
There’s a lot to love about our new location, with ample parking, rooms upstairs if you decide to sleep over, an increasing audience including some hotel guests—and more. Bye-bye to our scrumptious cookies, because we can’t sell snacks, but no worries—the Cookie Monsters will still be at EKK selling CDs, T-shirts and more.
For the time of your life, come to EKK from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays from January 18 through March 29 and on Thursday, April 1 for the Alice in Wonderland Costume Party. And don’t miss the incredible concert planned for Saturday, March 6 with Palani Vaughan and King’s Own. [See schedule.]
At times, the Garden Island Arts Council may need to make changes in its schedule. Please check this website for up to date information or call 808.245.2733.
All programs listed here take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Jasmine Ballroom of Kaua‘i Beach Resort (fka Hilton) UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Monday, January 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
George Kahumoku, Jr.
On opening day of EKK, the Grammy Award winning father-and-son team George Kahumoku, Jr. & Keoki Kahumoku will present a Slack Key Ukulele Workshop at Kaua‘i Beach Resort, Shutter’s Lounge and Jasmine Ballroom, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EKK also welcomes them as stellar presenters from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information or to register for workshop, contact 808.245.2733 or email@example.com.
George Kahumoku Jr & Keoki Kahumoku
Father and Son team; Grammy Award winners, ‘Ohana Kiho’alu Annual Slack Key/Ukulele Festival on Maui
Eddie KamaeCultural Icon, Leader of Sons of Hawaii, Filmmaker, Instrumental genius
Dennis KamakahiHawai‘i’s most prolific living composer of Hawaiian music
David KamakahiHot young ukulele virtuoso
Puakea NogelmeierHawaiian language specialist, translator of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele, Lo‘olaupa‘i; award-winning composer/storyteller
Lolena Niau Nicholas
Ilei BeniaminaMusic of Niihau ‘Ohana
Mama Ane Kanahele
Ilei Beniamina joins with Mama Ane Kanahele and friends and families of Niihau to present at EKK. Beniamina is a Na Hoku hanohano award-winning singer/songwriter; both received Malie Foundation Lifetime Achievement awards for their contributions to Hawaiian music.”
Kaumaka‘iwa Kanaka‘olefive-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, 2009 Male Vocalist of the Year, singer, musician, composer, producer
Sean Na‘auaoMultiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner
Sunday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pueo Pata and Friendssharing their music and dance Shutter’s Lounge
Cody Pueo Patahaku mele composer, falsetto singer, kumu hula of Halau Hula Ka Malama Mahilani, tribal linguist for Paskenta Band of Nomiaki Indians
Kuulei AlcomindrasPalakikohula dancer
Alexandra Rodriguezhula dancer
Christian Kelii-Lumhula dancer
Aaron SalaNa Hoku Hanohano 2006 Most Promising New Artist & Best Hakumele Hawaiian music singer & pianist
Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Palani Vaughan & King’s Own:
Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $25 gen • $20 seniors 62+
$35 at door
Ticket Outlets: Hawaiian Music Hut, Princeville • Kauai Music & Sound, Kapa‘a • Island Soap & Candle, Koloa • Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo • Banana Patch Gallery, Hanapepe • Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Donald Kaulia, Kimo Artis, Lance Artis
Jam Shutter’s Lounge, Kaua‘i Beach Resort
Monday, March 8
Sunday, March 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jammin’ the night away with KFC and we don’t mean “chicken”!
KFC a Hawaiian music trio that features singer-songwriter Keith Haugen on vocals, guitar and ‘ukulele;
Carmen U‘ilanivocals, ‘ukulele and hula
Frank Ueharapakini bass
Jam Shutter’s Lounge, Kauai Beach Resort
Monday, March 15
Monday, March 22
David Kawika KahiapoNa Hoku Hanohano 2007 Song of the Year composer; Kaukahi group
Keao NeSmithHawaiian language specialist, composer of chants
Monday, March 29
Kaua‘i Museum Designated Living Treasure, cofounder of the Kaua‘i Mokihana Festival and for a decade the facilitator of EKK, Nathan Kalama returns as a presenter at EKK on March 29. Yah! We love you, Nathan!
Thursday, April 1, April Fool’s Day
EKK Final Night
Kauai Beach Resort, Nukoli‘i
Makana Alicein EKK Wonderland Masquerade Concert
Tickets: $20 w/costume; $25 w/out costume
Contact: Carol Yotsuda, 808.245.2733 or
E Kanikapila Kakou 2010 Hawaiian Music Program is funded in part by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development, and Garden Island Arts Council supporters. Kauai Beach Resort is a new partner in EKK.
Garden Island Arts Council programs are supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of Hawai‘i and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Request for sign-language interpreter for any of the EKK dates, please contact GIAC seven days before event so there is time to arrange for an interpreter. Interpreter will sign, not sing!
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