An Evening of Hawaiian Music: Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole with guitarist Shawn Pimental

"The Voice of Hawaii's Next Generation"

Kaumakaiwa brings to the stage an immense talent as a singer, chanter, and dancer as well as a deep understanding of her Hawaiian culture and her place as a modern, transgender (mahu wahine) Hawaiian in this contemporary world.

She seamlessly melds Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities, with songs that draw from ancient ‘oli (chant) traditions, contemporary melodies, and original mele (lyrics), in deeply powerful music. With plenty of humor, she often provides wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs.


Merced Multicultural Arts Center

645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Sponsored by Arts UC Merced Presents, Center for the Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts, and UC Merced Chancellor’s Office

January 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event Location 
Merced Multicultural Arts Center