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Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole

Presented as part of CapU Global Roots Series

January 27, 2019 | York Theatre

York Theatre

*Special Presentation, not available as part of Cultch subscription packages

The voice of Hawaii’s new generation. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole impressive vocal range mixes baritone chant and Hawaiian falsetto singing.
We are delighted to have Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole in Vancouver. Her family roots in hula and Hawaiian cultural practices have been passed down for seven generations. She honours these traditions by creating music that draws directly from ancestral memory, and is “not simply Western song with Hawaiian lyrics.” A modern transgender Hawaiian (mahu wahine), she is a vibrant keeper of culture, an authentic innovator, and fun, as she engages indigenous thought to address today’s issues through music, chant, and sharing of spirit.

Part of the Femme Series: highlighting the strength and power of female-identifying voices and experiences.

The Femme Series is generously supported by the Charlotte and Sonya Wall Arts Fund.


January 27, 2019; 8PM

Running Time:
2 hours


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