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.Henry Kapono at Montalvo Arts Center

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Known by his last name—the Hawaiian word for righteous—Kapono has been a musical representative for his home state since the ’60s. He has taken home 14 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards—Hawaii’s Grammy—including Album of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. In the ’70s he played with the duo Cecilio & Kapono, the first Hawaiian group to achieve a national recording contract (with Columbia Records). Kapano launched a solo career in 1981 and has released 17 albums to date. But he’s still known for collaborations like the Wild Hawaiian in 2006, which combined driving rock and slam poetry with Hawaiian chant, and Rough Riders in 2015, which celebrated Hawaii’s cowboys (paniolo).

Henry Kapono
Sun, 7pm, $57+
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga


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