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Fri, March 24 @ 8:00 pm
Hawaii’s Kings of Swing
A fresh musical wave from Hawaii blends traditional island tunes with the big band swing sound brought to the Aloha state during World War II. Leading the way is Kahulanui (“The Big Dance”) a nine-piece band with horns, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and steel, whose energetic and dynamic style has become a sensation throughout the islands. Carrying on family tradition as a third generation musician, band leader Lolena Naipo Jr.’s irresistible big band vocal stylings are sure to get every toe tapping.
“You probably never imagined that it was possible to dance a hula and do a jitterbug or lindy hop at the same time. Now you know better.” — Wall Street Journal