(L-R) Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr., Kawika Kahiapo
(L-R) Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku, Jr., Kawika Kahiapo

San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA – On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Spanos Theatre, three award-winning Hawaiian music masters from George Kahumoku’s renowned Slack Key Show bring Hawaii’s unique folk styles to an intimate concert with origins in the early 19th-century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture.

Cal Poly Arts presents 
MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC, featuring the slack-key magic of four-time Grammy winner George Kahumoku, Jr., bass player and vocalist extraordinaire Nathan Aweau, and Hawaiian roots singer/songwriter Kawika Kahiapo.

George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawaii’s Renaissance Man,” is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.
“George Kahumoku, Jr. is a master… His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his fingers…”  – amzmusiczine.com
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won three times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.
For those familiar with Hawaiian music, it’s not surprising slack key guitarist David“Kawika” Kahiapo won two Na Hoku Awards: one for Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the other for Island Album. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.
Special guest dancers to join the Masters: Na Mele O’Ke Kai – Sylvia Hambly, director
Student and adult tickets are $38.40 & $48 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805/756-4849; online at www.calpolyarts.org.
Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Frameworks, Popolo Catering