Listen To The Music
Hawaiian entertainers to lend their talents
Ohana Concerts will be held nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Waikiki Beach Walk.
The concerts will showcase the talents of such veteran Hawaiian entertainers as Gaylord Glushenko and Mike Barques, who come together as the Lukini Duo. Another twosome, called Ualei, will feature Kapono Haynes and kumu hula Ku Souza, both graduates of the Hawaiian-studies program at the University of Hawaii.
The Joe Wilcox Duo, comprised of Joe Wilcox and Robert Keliihoomalu, also will perform, as will the Kila Brothers Duo.
Elena Martinez and Wayne Shishido will perform, as will falsetto singers Andrei Puchert and Mike Barques. The lineup also includes Rick Rickard, Kaimana and slack-key guitarist Moon Kahele. Cousin Wayne Shishido will share the stage with guest musicians such as Dr. Isaac Akuna, Kamaka Tom, Kaouiokalani, Derrick Kam and Tau Grieg. Classic Hawaii-style performers Keith and Carmen Haugen also will perform, along with Greg and Junko MacDonald, who perform their renditions of classic and contemporary Hawaiian music through the beat of the steel pans.
Here is a schedule of performers, subject to change:
» Lukini Duo: Features Gaylord Glushenko and Guitar Institute of Hawaii's Mike Barques performing songs from Hawaii's past and present. On Feb. 24 and 26; March 12 and 26.
» Ualei: Kapono Haynes and Ku Souza, both graduates of the University of Hawaii's Hawaiian-studies program, perform original songs. On Feb. 20 and 27; March 6, 13, 20 and 27.
» Elena Martinez and Wayne Shishido: Feb. 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14, 21 and 28.
» Nihoa Duo: Andrei Puchert and Mike Barques perform original and contemporary songs in Hawaiian falsetto style. On March 1.
» Keith and Carmen Haugen: Hula and stories reflect the duo's knowledge of Hawaii's culture and lore. On Feb. 16 and 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
» Greg and Junko MacDonald: Perform classic and contemporary Hawaiian music through the beat of the steel pans. On Feb. 15 and 22; March 3, 8, 15, 22.
» Joe Wilcox and Robert Keliihoomalu: Duo shares its contemporary interpretation of traditional Hawaiian songs. Feb. 18 and 25; March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
» Halau Hula with Blaine Kia: Traditional Hawaiian blessing will be followed by song and dance. Feb. 19; March 5 and 19.
» Wayne Shishido: Shares the stage with guest musicians such as Dr. Isaac Akuna, Kamaka Tom, Kaouiokalani, Derrick Kam, Tau Grieg and more, along with the sweet harmony of the Kila Brothers. On Feb. 17; March 17, 24 and 31.
» Moon Kahele: Hawaii-born songwriter and slack-key guitarist drops in from Arizona on March 10.