UpWest Arts presents...

An Evening with Keola Beamer

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00PM
  • New Booking

Adult: $20  |  Youth: $10

 

Slack key guitarist Keola Beamer and his partner, huladancer Moanalani Beamer, create music and dance that is generating a lot of buzz in the islands. Their music incorporates ancient Hawaiian musical instruments into inventive arrangements of both well-loved Hawaiian music and contemporary songs for something new and fresh. Keola Beamer’s music was recently featured in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney.

Artist Bio

Slack key guitarist Keola Beamer and his partner, huladancer Moanalani Beamer, create music and dance that is generating a lot of buzz in the islands. Their music incorporates ancient Hawaiian musical instruments into inventive arrangements of both well-loved Hawaiian music and contemporary songs for something new and fresh. Keola Beamer’s music was recently featured in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney.

Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers and Master Of The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His well of talent springs from five generations of Hawai's most illustrious and beloved musical families. The Beamers trace their roots to the 14th century; among their ancestors are the Princess Manono, killed in 1819 at Kuamoʻo, the last battle fought in Hawaiʻi, waged for the principle of retaining the old ways of Hawaiian religion and culture.
Keola established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights - which is still one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music.

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