December 14-15, 2018
Celebrate musical magic this holiday season with two of Maui's favorite entertainers, Amy Hanaiali‘i and Willie K, on stage together as a dynamic duo of Hawaiian music and song.
Amy Hanaiali‘i and Willie K are long celebrated as two of Maui's favorites. Amy’s rich, sultry voice joins Willie K’s own exceptional vocal abilities and guitar prowess to create crystalline melodies and virtuoso instrumentals, along with plenty of good-natured camaraderie. The range and power of each of these performers can fill a stage; together, they present a Hawaiian musical powerhouse of talent.
Amy Hānaiali'i remains Hawai'i's top selling female vocalist of all time. Hānaiali'i's success as a recording artist is evidenced by the numerous awards and acknowledgements for her many albums, including 5 GRAMMY nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album and 18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. Her Friends and Family album showcased a stunning duet with country music legend Willie Nelson. Alongside and recording with the best, Amy also has performed live and opened for renowned artists like Earth, Wind and Fire, Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Diana Krall, Joe Cocker and many more.
Willie K’s rendition of the popular Christmas carol “O Holy Night” has become legendary and it was the tremendous popularity of him performing it that prompted him to record his successful Willie Kalikimaka album of holiday music. More recently, his stunning, personalized version of “The Star Spangled Banner” performed at Aloha Stadium has also thrust him into the international limelight with the video of his performance going viral.
Ho‘onanea preshow festivities start at 5:30 pm, with local craft vendors and live music in the courtyard.
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