Kanaka Celebration Concert

26 Jan

Kanaka Legacy in the Pacific Northwest

The Forgotten Hawaiians

An invitation to celebrate the historical tracing migration of the earliest
Kanaka to Pacific Northwest from 1800's to present day.

Join us for a Kanaka Celebration featuring a Film Preview of "The Kanaka Legacy" with special guests Charles Brotman and Charlie Recaido of the band Kohala, from Waimea, Hawaii. Enjoy Hula, songs, stories, and food from the islands as we celebrate the legacy of the Hawaiians here in the Pacific Northwest, and learn more about the 'Forgotten Hawaiians'.

  • Feb. 21st New Hope Christian College - 4pm Workshop, 6:30 Show and Concert
  • Feb. 25th Bainbridge Island Museum of Art – 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Feb. 27th Livingroom Coffee House – Postponed. We will refund tickets.
  • Feb. 28th Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) – Tacoma 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Mar. 1st Open Space Arts & Community in Vashon Island - 4:00pm

More dates and locations to be coming soon.

Special Guests:

Charles Michael Brotman and Charlie Recaido of Kohala
Charles Michael Brotman grew up in Washington state and has lived in Hawai'i since 1976. Charles is the first recipient of the GRAMMY® award for Best Hawaiian Music Album, Producer, for Slack Key Guitar Volume 2.  He has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and nominations, and his recordings have reached #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart and New Age charts. He is also the producer and engineer of all of Kohala's albums.

[ View Brotman and Recaido in Concert ]

Brotman's music placements in film and TV  include Portlandia, Hawaii 5-0, Dateline, The Descendants, All About Steve, Oprah, Nickelodean, Saturday Night Live, Today Show, America's Most Wanted, Animal Adventures, Prime Suspect, etc.

Charlie Recaido, born and raised in Hawai'i, performed and recorded with the group Summer, which toured the US and Japan in the late 70's with Kalapana and C&K.  Recaido was a featured soloist on Hawaii’s first GRAMMY® CD.  A multiple Na Hoku-award nominee as a composer-guitarist with Kohala, his production work is behind several Na Hoku-winning projects. He also received two Hawaii Music Awards for his work with Summer. Together with Rupert Tripp Jr., they perform and record as Kohala, touring extensively throughout concert halls in Japan as well as the mainland U.S. Brotman and Recaido have deep ties to the Northwest, Charles being born and raised in Seattle and Charlie having 'ohana (family) in Bremerton and Portland.

More dates and locations to be
Summer 2015