The Mana Maoli Collective (MMC) Concert will be held in Kona on Saturday, May 22, from noon to 5pm at the Mixx Bistro at Kamehameha Mall.
According to the concert’s media release:
The concert will also be broadcast live around the world on http://www.livehawaiianmusic.com . Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door, available at http://www.livehawaiianmusic.com , Kona Brothers Coffee, The Poke Shack, Kona Boys Kayak, Pacific Island Fitness and Waimea Music Exchange.
The MMC is a new generation of local Hawaiian music. Ranging from seasoned veterans and living legends, to underground and adolescent prodigies, the MMC includes hundreds of artists. Representing the MMC will be- John Cruz, Anuhea Jenkins, Wayne Enos of Natural Vibrations, Kapali Keahi of Lahaina Grown, Moku and Kalei of 4Fathers, Grant Ka’au’a of Mixjah, CJ of HI-town, Lopaka Colon of Pure heart/C&K, and some very special surprise guests(TBA next week). Opening the performance will be Bolo and the Halau Kalili. Also joining the lineup will be MMC hula dancers, youth talent from various charter schools,
Returning home from a 3-week tour in Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Mana Maoli Collective (MMC) has planned a May concert series consisting of four music and hula performances across three Hawaiian islands – O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai’i. Proceeds from the concerts will go to Na Lei Na’auao, an alliance of 12 Hawaiian culture, community and environment-based charter schools.
The MMC hosted workshops and performed in nearly 2 dozen shows across 5 cities in Aotearoa. The impetus for the tour was the 18th Annual Pasifika Festival, which attracts over a quarter million people annually from dozens of nations in the Pacific. The MMC had the honor of being the first group of Hawaiians to represent traditional and modern music and dance at this festival, as the headline act on the main “international” stage.
Do not miss out on a collaborative performance this rare. The unique styles and sounds of these artists form an innovative weave of what we call Maoli Music – from traditional Hawaiian to contemporary, jazz to reggae, and blues to hip-hop.
Designed to bring you the whole of Hawaiian Music, this concert is brought to you by livehawaiianmusic.com, All Things Creative, Texeira Edwards Farms, Huggos, Senator Josh Green, and Mana Maoli Collective. For more information on the Mana Maoli Collective, or if you are interested in supporting Mana Maoli, contact Keola Nakanishi at 808-295-MANA (808-295-6262) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about the concert call (808)-769-0998.