Mark Yamanaka & Kūpaoa Concert
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hana Arts is excited to announce that we have partnered with the MACC to bring Multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Kūpaoa and Mark Yamanaka with their inspired composition with exquisite harmonies to Hana on Thursday, January 30 for a student performance (1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Gym) and FREE community show in the evening (6:00pm to 8:00pm location TBD). Mark Yamanaka’s latest release, Lei Lehua, won five Nā Hōkū awards in 2019! His music is informed and inspired by his life experiences and his growth over the years is evident in the evolution of his music. A Hilo boy true and true, his family plays a key role in his success; his two children and his wife providing him the strength and courage needed to persevere in the challenging industry of music. Music is an expression of the heart for this 14-time Nā Hōkū award winner. Kellen and Līhau Paik, known professionally as the duo, Kūpaoa, have performed together for 15 years. During that time, they have released seven albums and received six Nā Hōkū awards. Life-long students of Hawaiian language, they enjoy composing and performing their original songs, in addition to beloved, time-honored favorites. “Kūpaoa” describes a lasting fragrance, and it’s their hope that their music will linger, infusing heart and mind, long after their performance is through. This FREE performance is not to be missed!!!