Location: Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
Mele at the Moana
Join us in the Banyan Courtyard every last Friday of the month for a Hawaiian Music concert under the stars. Music begins at 5:00pm with the featured performers taking the stage at 7 pm, playing two, 45-minute sets through 9:00pm.
$80 includes Mele platter and preferred courtyard seating for four
Platter includes: Hummus, edamame, chicken wings, and poke
Dinner at the beachhouse
$100 per person includes three-course dinner, a glass of champagne and parking
Three-course dinner: beachhouse caesar, surf and turf, and dessert trio
Willie K—born William Kahaialii and known affectionately as Uncle Willie in the islands—playing the blues marks the completion of a full circle. Although he has built a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music over the years, it was the blues that Willie first learned from his dad, himself a highly respected musician. “My father was a great influence,” says Willie K. “He groomed me to be where I am today. He was just as diverse as I am—the guy knew how to play everything: jazz, blues and Hawaiian.”
A sound piece of the past seems to haunt the soul as you listen to the voice of a young woman that resembles a beloved Aunty Genoa Keawe in her younger years. As a young girl, Pomaika’i was able to learn and develop the unique style of “ha’i” that her Tutu mastered and performed throughout Hawaii and many parts of the world.
Raiatea Helm and Friends
Helm burst into the music scene in Hawaii as a teenager, and her virtuoso recordings and performances launched her onto the international music scene. In 2006, she became the first female recording artist from Hawaii to be nominated for a Grammy Award for her second CD, “Sweet and Lonely.”