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Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Concert at The MACC

A memorable evening of Hawaiian music and hula.

May 1, 2014
Maui Weekly

Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) is proud to present Maui's annual Lei Day concert with the Brothers Cazimero on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater. The concert is part of The MACC's popular Ho'onanea Hawaiian Music Series, so pre-show festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. include live entertainment in the Yokouchi Pavilion, delicious island-style food and beverage selections, and an arcade filled with vendors of Hawaiian arts, crafts and lei.

Robert and Roland Cazimero perform their popular Lei Day Concert in Honolulu every year and then head to Maui for one more! This is The MACC's annual Lei Day tradition with The Brothers Cazimero--the Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning and Grammy-nominated duo renowned for their beautiful harmonies and acoustic arrangements, gracious showmanship and pervasive spirit of aloha. The Brothers Cazimero achieve a full-bodied sound that emanates from two traditional instruments--the acoustic bass and a twelve-string guitar. The rhythms and harmonies they create are unique, yet familiar the music becomes instantly comfortable. Plus, beautiful hula is always part of the Cazimero stage, as Robert is kumu hula of the award-winning Halau Na Kamalei on O'ahu.

The components of the past play an enormous role in all aspects of the Brothers Cazimero performances. Their presentation of the chants, dances and songs of their ancestors serve to honor those musicians, composers, teachers and elders who paved the way for accomplishments in Hawaiian music today. As they honor the past, so do they continually look to explore new music and dance forms while remaining true to their heritage.

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The Brothers Cazimero--(left to right) Robert and Roland--continually look to explore new music and dance forms while remaining true to their heritage.

In the early 1970s, when Hawaiian music began its amazing resurgence in the islands, the Brothers Cazimero were visionaries, establishing and defining what contemporary Hawaiian music has become. The music from their 30-plus releases has increased the awareness of Hawaiian music to Hawaiians and Hawaiians-at-heart around the world. Today, after more than 35 years of performing together, their name is synonymous with Hawaiian music. The Cazimeros' contribution to Hawaiian music and dance continues to show visitors to the islands, as well as residents, how important these art forms are to the past, present and future of Hawai'i.

Join The MACC and The Brothers Cazimero for a memorable evening of Hawaiian music and hula, with this Lei Day Concert and special Ho'onanea pre-show festivities. Pre-show hula will be performed by Halau Kekuaokala-'au'ala'iliahi (Na Kumu Hula 'Iliahi and Haunani Paredes) with music by Ahumanu.

Tickets are $12, $28 and $37 (half-price for keiki 12 and under), with discounts available to MACC members. Tickets may be purchased at The MACC Box Office, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call during 242-SHOW (7469) box office hours or purchase tickets online anytime at www.mauiarts.org.

 
 
 

 

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