3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Aloha Mele Winter Concert 2016
Aloha! Please join us for an evening full of that sweet Hawaiian music where three of Hawaii's most respected local artist - Natalie Ai Kamauu, Weldon Kekauoha, and Willie K will be serenading Alaska this winter for one night only! The aloha spirit will be in full effect so put on your aloha shirt or island attire and come and enjoy the sounds of the islands from these legendary performers! Each performer will give a 45 minute to one hour show with a brief intermission. The lineup will be Natalie, Weldon, and Willie K. VIP tickets are limited so get your tickets early!
Here's a brief bio on each performer:
WELDON KEKAUOHA The music of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Weldon Kekauoha has been turning heads in Hawai'i music scene since 1998. Whether he's belting out soulful ballads or plucking bright riffs from his guitar, the gutsy songster from Kane'ohe, Hawai'i, puts a fresh spin on the classics and brings a melodious candor to his own tasty tracks. Vivid, nostalgic melodies materialize out of Weldon's musical arrangements, altering between achingly soulful and seductively alluring, Weldon's songwriting combines ranging acoustic textures with an anecdotal knak. His lyrics are novel and rhapsodic, cutting through the cliches and trivia to deliver something honest and truly perceptive. His accolades include a Grammy nomination in 2014 and numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards that include Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Favorite Entertainer.
NATALIE AI KAMAU'U One of Hawaii's best kept secrets, Natalie Ai Kamau'u proves she is no stranger to Hawaiian music, again. Natalie started turning heads when she was just a teenager, singing alongside her father for Halau Hula Olana. In 1990, Natalie garnered the coveted title Miss Aloha Hula under her parents, Kumu Hula Howard and Olana. Natalie recorded a solo cassette release in the 90's. When Natalie's solo release "E" arrived, she won Female Vocal artist in 2006 that year at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Her love for music and hula along with her signature sweet voice, strong spirit, and playful heart; Natalie is a true musical gem. You will fall in love with all that is Hawaii as her voice brings clarity and color to Hawaiian music today. At the first note, Natalie will command your attention, just as she always has!
WILLIE K Willie K is a household name in the islands and across the US. He can sing almost anything and is one of Hawaii's most respected musician. He's one of the only artist that can go into an Irish pub and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera-and not only get away with it, but leave everyone with an earshot slack-jawed in astonishment. "When you come to the Willie K experience you leave knowing who Willie K really is," says Willie K himself, and now, with Warehouse Blues-the long awaited album that returns the Grammy nominee and winner of multiple prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano awards to his roots-those fortunate enough to bask in the glow of that experience will discover another side of this multi-talented singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all-around riveting entertainer. Willie K has built a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music over the years, but playing the blues makes him happy!