Youth trio, Kuaola will perform at our free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.
Similar to a verdant mountain where life 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, 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 H.P. Baldwin High School in 2014, and Shem (Kema) Kahawaii, slack key guitarist, who graduated from King Kekaulike High School in 2014 and is enrolled in UH Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music.
Kuaola performs regularly at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului and the Grand Wailea Resort, entertains at community festivals under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina and in Hana, as well as performing at various fundraisers and local parties. The trio has opened concerts for Ikaika Blackburn, Raiatea Helm and George Kahumoku.
Watch Shem Kahawaii performing Pekelo Cosma’s “Koali” on stage:
Limited seating is provided on the lawn; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and Outlets of Maui with support from KPOA 93.5FM. For more information, call 808-661-3262 or contact us.