Owana Salazar & Nathan Aweau

March 24, 2012

3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.


Tickets $40.00*

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 unforgettable experience.

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 music.

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 all tickets


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