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November 1, 2004                                                               

 

 

HAPA  TO PERFORM  AT NOVEMBER 19

 ALOHA FRIDAY HAWAIIAN CONCERT

 

            Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau, known as the popular duo Hapa, will feature their versatile musical talents at the next Aloha Friday Hawaiian Concert, to be held Friday (November 19) at the newly-restored Mission Memorial Auditorium next to Honolulu Hale.

 

            The free concert, sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, will start at 6 p.m.

 

            Hapa’s evocative harmonies reflect influences ranging from ancient Polynesian rhythms and chants, to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fishermen and Spanish cowboys, to the songs of traditional church choirs of early missionaries.  The duo has won numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and has enjoyed great success and international acclaim for its ground-breaking contemporary Hawaiian music.

 

            The concert will also feature Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka L, which is under the direction of Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad.  The young men of this halau placed fourth in the Kane 'Auana (modern-style hula) competition at the prestigious 2004 Merry Monarch Festival on the Big Island.

 

            The Mission Memorial Auditorium recently underwent a yearlong renovation to restore it to its original use and elegance.  It is one of three distinctive red-brick buildings located on the Civic Center grounds that once served as the headquarters of the Hawaii Evangelical Association, part of the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society.           

 

Free parking is available at the Civic Center Parking Structure, with entrances off Alapai and South Beretania streets. Doors open at 5 p.m.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

 

 Call 523-4674 for more information.

 

 

 

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Monday, November 01, 2004

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