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Hawaiian Music with Weldon Kekauoha

The music of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist WELDON KEKAUOHA has been
turning heads in Hawai’i’s music scene since 1998. Whether he’s belting out
soulful ballads or plucking bright riffs from his guitar, the gutsy songster from
Nu’uanu, Hawai’i, puts a fresh spin on the classics and brings a melodious candor
to his own tasty tracks.

Lauded by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Weldon grew up with an
instrument in his arms and a head full of inventive lyrics. His lifelong training
makes for gentle, rich, and innovative music that’s as musically nuanced as it is

Vivid, nostalgic melodies materialize out of Weldon’s musical arrangements,
alternating between achingly soulful and seductively alluring, Weldon’s
songwriting combines ranging acoustic textures with an anecdotal knack. His lyrics
are novel and rhapsodic, cutting through the clichés and trivia to deliver something
honest and truly perceptive.

He’s performed through out Japan, and the continental US at many illustrious
venues—as well as pretty much every noteworthy club in Hawai’i.
His accolades include a Grammy nomination in 2014 and numerous Na Hoku
Hanohano awards that include Male Vocalist, Album of the year, Song of the Year,
Favorite Entertainer.

Weldon lives in Honolulu in the area of Nu’uanu on the island of O’ahu. He plays
regularly with guitarist Jack Ofoia and bassist Alika-boy Kalauli IV developing his
signature genre-defining sound. The trio continues to pair contagious melodies
with crafted musical arrangements and to tell the kind of emotionally resonant
stories you’ll remember long after the song is over.

Earlier Event: September 28
Island Vibes with Mr Mego
Later Event: October 28
Hawaiian Music with Weldon Kekauoha