Friday, September 30
Willie K—born William Kahaialii and known affectionately as Uncle Willie in the islands—playing the blues marks the completion of a full circle. Although he has built a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music over the years, it was the blues that Willie first learned from his dad, himself a highly respected musician. “My father was a great influence,” says Willie K. “He groomed me to be where I am today. He was just as diverse as I am—the guy knew how to play everything: jazz, blues and Hawaiian.”
Mele at the Moana
Join us in the Banyan Courtyard every last Friday of the month for a Hawaiian Music concert under the stars. Music begins at 5:00pm with the featured performers taking the stage at 7:00pm playing two, 45-minute sets through 9:00pm.