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Makana ~ Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Makana ~ Thoroughly Modern Mele

Makana Photo 3The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana, returning to the Foundry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  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 open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

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“Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawai’i, has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”  ~ Esquire Magazine

Makana Photo 2Makana’s music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic, and Hawaiian slack key in gentle to commanding arrangements.  The result is innovation and the charting of new sonic frontiers with deep ties to tradition.

Makana creates ground-breaking original music and reanimates classics.  Playing both rhythm and melody simultaneously while using intricate right-hand techniques in a myriad of open tunings, slack key players (they are but a handful alive today) are versatile and evocative.

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

HAPA ~ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Show ~ $25.00


HAPA ~ “Pahinui Aloha”

HAPA Promotional ImageThe Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present HAPA on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  Often described as the “Sound of Maui” or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii”, the music of HAPA evokes a place many have referred to as heavenly.  Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals, driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history, and mythology.  Add a dose of American Folk-Rock, and the result is what the Maui Times described as “the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows.”

 

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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HAPA 2011The overriding quality of HAPA’s music is one of passion, beauty, and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances.

A prolific composer and performer, and one of Hawaii’s most respected  recording artists and producers, Barry Flanagan has composed some of Hawaii’s most popular songs of the last three decades.  The evolution of HAPA continues with the addition of newest member, singer-songwriter Ron Kuala’au.    Ron’s earliest memories are of large family gatherings with lots of music and singing, and he joins HAPA after releasing five full length solo albums featuring his soulful vocals and beautifully penned Hawaiian songs.

 

“HAPA is the most successful Hawaiian music group in recent history.”  ~ The New York Times

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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