Lahaina Restoration Foundation is pleased to present Kuaola for this month’s “Hawaiian Music Series”, Thurs., July 26, 6–7:30 pm. Staged on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy Hawaiian music.

Similar to a verdant mountain where all thrives and grows, Kuaola, a trio of talented young men, are fast-becoming rising stars on the local music scene. Formed in 2016, Kuaola band members are: Kalani Librando-Souza, ukulele player and falsetto vocalist from Kahului, who graduated from King Kekaulike High School in 2013 and the UH Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music in 2015; Nalu Robinson, bass player from Wailuku who graduated from Baldwin high school in 2014, and Shem (Kema) Kahawaii, slack key guitarist, from Kula who graduated from King Kekaulike High School in 2015.

Kuaola performs regularly at Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului and occasionally at the Grand Wailea Hotel and Travaasa Hāna Maui Hotel, entertains at community festivals under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina and in Hāna, as well as performing at various fundraisers, functions, parties and weddings etc. The trio has opened concerts/shows for Weldon Kekauoha, George Kahumoku, Raiatea Helm, Ikaika Blackburn, Sistah Robi Kahakalau, Jon Cruz and Ekolu.

Now in its 10th year, the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development sponsor the “Hawaiian Music Series”. The success of this program is due to residents and visitors who support Hawaiian culture and arts in Lahaina Town through their attendance, appreciation and donations. Follow the Hawaiian Music Series via social media at #HMS2018 #HawaiianMusic

You can find Kuaola on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. To book Kuaola trio for your entertainment needs, email :