E Kanikapila Kakou Is Just Around the Corner!

The 34th Season of E Kanikapila Kakou (EKK) will be starting on Monday, January 23rd at Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, and then every Monday through Monday, March 20th.

This year the Garden Island Arts Council are celebrating 40 Years of “Bringing Arts to the People and People to the Arts” with this year’s theme “Music is Our Kuleana.”

As usual all concerts are free (although donations are appreciated) except for the March 27th Special EKK Concert, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at KCC Performing Arts Center.

Join in with this fabulous musical celebration of our island, the full schedule is below, and enjoy the music and culture of the islands!

E Kanikapila Kakou 2017 34th Season “MUSIC IS OUR KULEANA”

Monday, January 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 1)
EKK 2017 — “It All Began with the Drumming”
Tepairu Manea & Orama, Mika Kane on ‘Ukulele, Wahi, Koko Kaneali’i & Wahi ‘Aina (Chad Pa & Paul Kaimina’auao)

Monday, January 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 2)
EKK 2017 — “A Life of Hula and Music”
Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka Alquiza & ‘Ohana

Monday, February 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 3)
EKK 2017 – “E Walea Under the Moonlight” (Enjoy and be Exuberant Under the Moonlight)
Kalani Pe’a and Band (Mark Vaught & Henry Aiau Koa

Monday, February 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 4)
EKK 2017 — “Polish Up Your Dancing Shoes for Swing Time Music!”
Kahulanui Big Island Nine-Member Swing Band

Monday, February 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 5)
EKK 2017 — “Weeeeha! It?s going to be an ‘ Uwehe, Ami & Slide Kind of Evening!”
Malie Foundation with Community Hula Night

Monday, February 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 6)
EKK 2017 — “The Stars Will Be Shining on Us!”
Herb Ohta Jr., David Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato

Monday, March 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 7)
EKK 2017 — “Project Kuleana: – Kuleana through Na Mele Hawaii”
Sean Naleimaile, Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, Kihei Nahala-e, Ed Punua, Keao Costa and Kainani Kahaunaele

Monday, March 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 8)
EKK 2017 — “Mele Inoa for Special People in My Life”
Puni Patrick and Friends (Chucky Boy Chock, Hiipoi Kanahele, Mike Keale, Russell Wellington, Bambi Emayo & His Band)

Monday, March 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 9)
EKK 2017 – “Dynamite Team w/ Dynamite Music Tops Off Dynamite Season!”
KUPAOA (Kellen and Lihau Paik) w/ Ke ‘Ala Aumoe Dancers

Monday, March 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Week 10)
E Kanikapila Kakou 2017 Concert Special — “Celebrating 40 Years of GIAC with Super Stars” Jerome Koko and Daniel Ho at Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.

To find out more visit the Garden Island Arts Council website, or email giac05@icloud.com

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