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Maui Beat

‘EnCHANTing Evening of Kirtan’ pairs Krishna Das and Ram Dass

Acclaimed kirtan leader Krishna Das and revered spiritual teacher Ram Dass have combined their popular annual Thanksgiving programs into one special evening on Monday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Celebrating 15 years of Ram Dass’ satsangs on Maui, the ...

Prospects good for Doobie Brothers to get into rock hall

It’s been a mystery for many years why legendary rockers the Doobie Brothers, with three Grammy wins and a number of major hits, had never been nominated for the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while lesser artists like The Moonglows, Lloyd Price, Donna Summer, and Joan Jett have all ...

Hawaii filmmaker to premier ‘Tokyo Hula’ at film festival

Exploring the burgeoning interest in hula in Japan, where a number of our kumu hula have established thriving halaus, Hawaii filmmaker Lisette Flanary’s latest documentary, “Tokyo Hula,” will premier at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 21. Screening as part of the 2019 Hawaii ...

Artist 2 Artist show will celebrate the music of James Taylor

If you heard a recent song by Alx Kawakami on the radio, you might wonder for a moment whether you were hearing new music by James Taylor or Jason Mraz, because this Oahu-born musician has a gift for composing catchy, memorable pop songs that are influenced by Taylor and Mraz. “The ...

Artists will pay tribute to songs of West Maui

In celebration of the new songbook, “Lei Nahonoapi‘ilani: Songs of West Maui,” some of Maui’s most acclaimed musicians, kumu hula, and halau hula will pay tribute to the mele of West Maui with a unique concert in Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Sunday ...

Ghana-born artist creates a transcendent landscape

An acclaimed guitarist, singer-songwriter, percussionist, and dancer, Okaidja Afroso has celebrated the richness of West African culture presenting dynamic concerts around the world. He will make his Maui debut on Friday. “My music preserves my West African roots while embracing diverse ...