Hawaiian Music Series to feature Kawika Ho‘opi‘i

Live Hawaiian music continues on Front Street as the Hawaiian Music Series features falsetto and cha-lang-a-lang performer Kawika Ho’opi’i from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Baldwin Home lawn in Lahaina.

Stemming from a family with deep roots in Hawaiian music, Ho’opi’i carries on the traditional style of music that surrounded him in Kahukuloa Valley, where he was raised. His falsetto voice and cha-lang-a-lang style of playing the ukulele have taken him all over the country, and he has accompanied entertainers including Hawaiian Heart, Amy Hanaiali’i, Willie K and The Leo Nahenahe Serenaders.

On Thursay, Ho’opi’i will be joined by fellow musicians Brandon Hirata and Jeff Lum Lung as they perform traditional Hawaiian favorites.

Polynesian artisans will also adorn the lawn with handcrafted items.

The free concert is presented by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.

This concert is part of the foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the county Office of Economic Development. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262.