Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole, along with guitarist Shawn Pimental, brings to the stage an immense talent as a singer, chanter, and dancer as well as a deep understanding of her Hawaiian culture and her place as a modern, transgender Hawaiian ( mahu wahine ) in this contemporary world. Her performances and music seamlessly meld Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities, with songs that draw from ancient 'oli ( chant ) traditions, contemporary melodies, and original mele ( lyrics ), in deeply powerful music. Hawaiian culture has plenty of humor and she often provides wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs.
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole with Shawn Pimental
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., 773.728.6000.
Ticket and show info at the link: www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2018/01-14-2018-kaumakaiwa-kanakaole-with-shawn-pimental/ .
FB event page: www.facebook.com/events/1698175833550302/ .