HAPA ~ Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hapa ~ “Pahinui Aloha”


HapaThe Miners Foundry is pleased to welcome back HAPA, on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui” or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii”, the music and sound of HAPA evokes a place many people refer to as heavenly.  Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, History,and Mythology.  This will be a dancing concert with limited seating.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.



“… the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows.” ~ Maui Times


HAPA 1.jpgThe blend of HAPA’s original vocal sound was originated on a wooden picnic bench in the beautiful little beach town of Lahaina on the island of Maui in the early 1980’s.

The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty, and serenity, as found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances.

HAPA’s recordings have infused fearless and brilliant production while weaving unique, inventive elements of sound and textures into their intricate South Pacific tapestry.





Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana – The Sunset Tour (so-named because this will be his last solo slack key tour for several years!) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.


“A dynamic force within the style [of slack key]… dazzling.” ~ The New York Times

Hailing from the isle of O’ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  He is recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine and was invited for an official showcase at the renowned SXSW Musical Festival.  NPR included him on the Austin 100 list of must-see shows.  His songs range from traditional to highly original, both instrumental and lyrical, exploring a broad spectrum of themes: cultural, philosophical, sociopolitical, interpersonal, sensual, and universal, often through the lens of humor and sharp wit.  His music is featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of the award-winning film The Descendants.