KAHULUI – The Maui Arts & Cultural Center recently announced the return of its popular Saturday night series of events “Live @ the MACC”.
The next stop will be Nathan Aweau on September 25. Each event will take place at 7:30 p.m., but instead of the public coming to the MACC, the center will once again come to its audience, featured on the MACC website, Facebook and YouTube pages. pages, as well as on Akaku Channel 55.
Aweau is not only known for his beautiful voice, but also for his musical prowess, especially on the bass guitar, his instrument of choice.
Often described as a “Musician of the musician” with a deep understanding of orchestration, Aweau masters piano, guitar, ukulele, saxophone, percussion and bass.
He also writes, records, designs and produces all of his own material.
Highly sought after, he has performed with many musicians, was a member of award-winning groups Ka’eo, Ali’i’s and HAPA from 2003 to 2010, and performed with the legendary Don Ho for 16 years.
Her much-loved voice won her her first Na Hoku Hanohano Singer of the Year award for her debut CD and helped propel the HAPA CD. “Maui” to the Top Ten of Billboard’s World Music Chart and three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Features of traditional Hawaiian music “leo ki’eki’e” (male falsetto song), and Aweau’s ability gives him a range of several octaves.
For his six solo CDs to date, Aweau has written and arranged every song, sang every voice (including backing), played every instrument and recorded, designed, mixed and mastered.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s “Live @ the MACC” The series has previously featured numerous live and streamed concerts and events featuring a wide variety of Hawaiian music, nationally recognized musicians, visual artists, and a wide variety of Hawaiian artists including Amy Hanaiali’i and Eric Gilliom, Pat Simmons Sr. and Jr., David Benoit, Josh Tatofi, Tavana, Zenshin Daiko, the Maui Pops, Lily Meola with Lukas Nelson, Henry Kapono, Jeff Peterson, Gretchen Rhodes, Gypsy Pacific, Andrew & Jay Molina, Kaleo Phillips, Anthony Pfluke, Jonathan Korth, Iggy Jang, Johnny Helm & John Cruz, The Camarillo Brothers, Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band, Kamalei Kawa’a, Ho’okena, Makana, Alx Kawakami and many more.
The series is made possible by the generous support of Maui County and the Office of Economic Development. The series is designed to provide much-needed opportunities for many of Hawaii’s performing artists and art forms, in a combination of live / virtual or safe / live events that meet or exceed all current CDC guidelines.
According to MACC President and CEO Art Vento, “Difficult times always call for creative solutions. With the unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases, we all continue to be challenged to find moments of joy in the midst of the seemingly endless pandemic.
“The continuation of the Live @ the MACC series will provide safe and accessible options and support our valued local artists, while putting a smile on the faces of our audiences through the arts. As we have been doing for the past 18+ months, if you can’t / shouldn’t come to MACC, MACC will keep coming to you!
All “Live @ the MACC” events are free. Donations and support for the MACC are welcome and can be made online at www.mauiarts.org/donate.
The MACC is currently closed to the public every day with the exception of the Schaefer International Gallery.
A new exhibition, “Taiji Terasaki: reset / reshape”, open to the public on Wednesday September 22.
Despite the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s temporary hiatus for live and in-person events, he remains committed to: “When it CAN really happen safely in Maui, it will happen at MACC.”
For more information, visit www.MauiArts.org or call the MACC box office at 242-7469 Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.