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HAPA

HAPA

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Meaning “half” in Hawaiian, the name HAPA is inspired by the band’s two members, Keli'i Kaneali'i, from South Pacific ancestry and Barry Flanagan, from New Jersey. The group's self-titled album, released in 1993, remain
Meaning “half” in Hawaiian, the name HAPA is inspired by the band’s two members, Keli'i Kaneali'i, from South Pacific ancestry and Barry Flanagan, from New Jersey. The group's self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. It would go on to sweep all six categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Hawaii Music Awards. In 2007, the album was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings Of All Time” with the original song “Lei Pikake” acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up “50 All-Time Greatest Songs” issue.

The group's groundbreaking music has established them as the most recognized name in Hawaiian Music since their debut release. Due to popular demand, the original members will reunite once again on the Blue Note Hawaii stage.
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Andy Bumatai Ft. Tumua Tuinei

Andy Bumatai Ft. Tumua Tuinei

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Local comedy legend, Andy Bumatai, continues his Comic to Comic series with up and coming local comedian Tumua Tuinei.

Tumua Tuinei has been doing comedy in Hawai’i for 3 years. He has been a local headliner and has opene
Local comedy legend, Andy Bumatai, continues his Comic to Comic series with up and coming local comedian Tumua Tuinei.

Tumua Tuinei has been doing comedy in Hawai’i for 3 years. He has been a local headliner and has opened up for numerous comedians including Andy Bumatai, Augie T, and Paul Ogata. The local boy is also a former University of Hawaii Football Player. While at UH, Tuinei found his passion for stand up comedy through a comedy class. His inspiration for his material comes from his local family and the hilarious situations that he experiences on a daily basis.
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Gypsy 808

Gypsy 808

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Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Hawaii’s very own Gypsy 808 plays mainly swing dance music of the ’30s and ’40s in the gypsy jazz style. Many of the tunes are drawn fro
Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Hawaii’s very own Gypsy 808 plays mainly swing dance music of the ’30s and ’40s in the gypsy jazz style. Many of the tunes are drawn from the Great American Songbook, but several composed by Reinhardt and others are unique to gypsy jazz. The band also plays many more recent tunes inspired by the style. As swing was equally popular in Hawaii at the time, Gypsy 808 usually includes a few Hawaiian numbers featuring lead guitarist Emmett Mahoney on lap steel guitar. Other band members include Joseph Zayac on rhythm guitar, Norm Foster on clarinet, Jason Gay on soprano and tenor saxophones, Alex Morrison on bass and Elijah Oguma on drums. This instrumentation is reflective of Django’s post-WWII band. Having performed in many venues around town for several years, swing dancers are often seen tearing up the dance floor!
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