This month, our free Hawaiian Music Series concert takes place on Thursday, March 31 from 6 to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.
In 2015, the duo known as Ahumanu regrouped and transformed into a full band, featuring talented musicians Liz Morales, Marja Lehua Apisaloma and Reiko Fukino, along with hula dancer Mapuana. They are widely recognized as Maui’s premier wahine (female) Hawaiian music band. Multi-instrumentalist Liz, who co-founded Ahumanu with Joni DeMello (now semi-retired), has recorded two Ahumanu albums, The Gathering and No Ku‘uipo, which were nominated for Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in 2007 and 2012. Marja Lehua, also a recording artist and a former singer with the group Reality, performs on ‘ukulele and guitar, adding a contemporary feel to the band’s island music. Veteran solo artist, Reiko, is a versatile singer-guitarist, who has added the electric ‘ukulele bass to her repertoire. All three women combine beautiful melodies and harmonies in the Ahumanu sound, which is enhanced by the graceful hula of Mapuana Samonte-Nowak.
Enjoy a beautiful, spring evening out on the town in Lahaina. Limited seating is provided; 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 The Outlets of Maui. For more information, call the office at 808-661-3262, email us or visit our Facebook page.