Amy Hanaiali’i Returns to Kahilu Theatre

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 PM, Kahilu Theatre presents the award winning, and much beloved, Hawaiian Singer-Songwriter Amy Hānaiali‘i.

Amy Hānaiali‘i is the aloha state’s top selling female vocalist of all time, and her success as a recording artist speaks for itself as evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgements, including five GRAMMY nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album.

Hānaiali‘i has also won a range of Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, which showcases her varied musical depth.

Amy Hanaiali'i at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Amy Hanaiali’i at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Over the years Hānaiali‘i won the in following categories: Female Vocalist of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Group of the Year, Christmas Album of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, and many others. Her diverse success, with cultural responsibility, provides clear recognition by Hawai‘i’s music community and Amy’s fans that her musical appeal is universally accepted. Hānaiali‘i’s albums have consistently been placed at the top of the World Album Billboard charts.

Hanaiali’i’s talent emerges from a disciplined blend of classical training, fusing powerhouse vocalists, and honoring her family through her worldly heritage and rooted ancestral responsibility.

Amy Hanaiali

Amy Hanaiali

Amy has played for sold out crowds in Europe, Japan, China, all across America, and French Polynesia. She also has performed live and opened for renowned artists like Earth, Wind and Fire, Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Diana Krall, Joe Cocker and many more.

After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from United States International University- School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, Amy spent time with her paternal grandmother, International Hawaiian superstar – Jennie Nāpua Woodd. Undoubtedly her world famous falsetto training and strict pronunciation lessons gave Amy a beloved respect of Hawaiian Culture and Music, making her grandmother Nāpua one of Hānaiali’i’s most influential people in her life.

Aside from the music community, Hānaiali’i has garnered accolades from Pacific Business News as their “40 under 40 Business Person of the Year” award, recognizing not only Hānaiali’i’s talent, but also her business acumen needed to market her talent. Hānaiali’i has recently launched the Hānaiali’i Collection featuring a line of children’s clothing, inspired by her daughter, with legendary Hawai’i retailer Hilo Hattie. In addition to the clothing line, she has also launched a line of wines, as well as releasing a CD called Chardonnay; created to be enjoyed with her signature libations.

Tickets are $68 / $58 / $47 / $20 and available for purchase online at www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office, at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, Monday-Friday, from 9am to 1pm.

The Kahilu Theatre performance is made possible by sponsorship from Nancy Lematta and Hapuna Prince Beach Hotel.

The Kahilu 2015/2016 Hawaiian Music Series is sponsored by KAPA Radio and Kona Brewing Company.

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