Owana Salazar &
March 24, 2012
3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Born into a family well versed in music and deeply
rooted in Hawaiian history, Owana possesses the ability
to reach out in song to intimately embrace her audience.
Her profound interpretation of Hawaiian classics,
traditional and contemporary music and jazz standards,
is truly a reflection of her ancestry and upbringing in
knowledge and culture. No matter what genre of music
Owana performs, she will bring the listener to an
Her first recording in 1986, “Owana and Ka`ipo, In Kona”
was final ballot nominee in the category of Most
Promising Artist in the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, an
island music industry salute. The following year, her
second recording, “Owana”, was final ballot nominee for
Contemporary Hawaiian Album of the Year and Female
Vocalist of the Year.
Be sure to look at the lyrics and translations available
on this site. “Pupukea” describes different
characteristics of the ocean on the renowned North Shore
of O`ahu; “Kula Morning” takes you upcountry Maui,
gazing from mountain to the sea; “Na Wai” a playful
poetic expression of loves different experiences, full
of Hawaiian kaona (hidden meanings); “Kalamaula”
celebrates the early homesteading movement of the
Hawaiian people; “Silhouette Hula” a sultry hapa-ha`ole
piece, nestled in the early jazz years of Hawaiian
Owana has performed in different parts of the world:
Japan, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, America and, of
course, Hawai`i. In January 2000, Owana was the first
woman to tour with the Hawaiian Slack Key Festival along
with George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku and Daniel Ho.
They enjoyed numerous sold out performances at the
theaters and concert halls.
Combining his 7-string bass guitar
with the imagery of Hawaii’s gentle beauty, Nathan
Aweau’s smooth vocals and original compositions unite
the traditional and contemporary sounds of American
jazz, folk and blues. Infused with the graceful elegance
of hula, his show is breathtaking. Nathan is revered by
his peers and loved by his fans and has garnered nine
*Na Hoku Hanohano awards (Hawai‘i’s equivalent to the
GRAMMY®) over the span of his 27 year career. Nathan, a
seasoned performer, was the music director and bassist
for Hawaii's icon Don Ho for 15 years.
*A $1.00 energy surcharge will be added to the price of
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