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Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result will be required for entry and may include the following options: a vaccination card (or photo), a digital record within an app, an official immunization record, or documentation of a negative test result. All MIM Music Theater team members are vaccinated and will wear masks.
The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master
—New York Times
He’s an exceptional musician, a very good player and beautiful singer. He’ll bring the spirit of the island to the concert.
Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.
Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack-key guitar (kī-hō‘alu) during the 1970s began to spark public interest the style, launching a statewide revival of the tradition. His 1978 release, Honolulu City Lights, is the largest-selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Today he is one of Hawaii’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and masters of the Hawaiian slack-key guitar.
Henry Kapono helped forge the sound of ’70s Hawaiian music as part of the wildly popular duo Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) with Cecilio Rodriguez. With laid-back contemporary rock, they voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawaii. Today, as a solo artist, Kapono is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter.
Despite their common history, Beamer and Kapono only performed together for the first time in 2014, when Kapono invited Keola and Moanalani Beamer to be part of Back in the Day, a successful annual show featuring the musical greats who shaped Hawaiian music from the ’70s on. Touring together, Beamer and Kapono, with Keola’s wife Moanalani performing hula, have been greeted by wildly enthusiastic audiences, celebrating their original songs that have become beloved contemporary Hawaiian classics.
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.