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Kaleikinis headline Ahamele Music Series at Royal Hawaiian

August 25th, 2016
COURTESY NICHOLAS KALEIKINILongtime local entertainer Danny Kaleikini, left, and his grandson, Nicholas Kaleikini, will headline this weekend's Ahamele Hawaiian Music Series at the Royal Hawaiian Center.

COURTESY NICHOLAS KALEIKINI

Longtime local entertainer Danny Kaleikini, left, and his grandson, Nicholas Kaleikini, will headline this weekend's Ahamele Hawaiian Music Series at the Royal Hawaiian Center.

It will be a family affair at the Royal Hawaiian Center on Saturday night as longtime local entertainer Danny Kaleikini and his grandson, Nicholas Kaleikini, headline the latest installment of the Ahamele Hawaiian Music Series.

A classically trained saxophonist, Nicholas Kaleikini also plays the piano and ukulele and performs on tour with international hip-hop artist Shing02 when not playing solo gigs or serving as director of the Pow! Wow! School of Music. He also released an EP, “Aloooha,” with his grandfather, which was nominated for Best EP at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 2016.

The Kaleikinis will be joined in Waikiki this weekend by Ka Hale and the O Kahala Halau, the Ryan Tang Trio and Sean Tiwanak and Friends. Admission is free, with entertainment getting started around 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Ahamele Hawaiian Music Series launched in 2014 as a monthly showcase of Hawaiian music and culture presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Previous concerts have been held at the Hawaii Convention Center, Iolani Palace, Waimea Valley and Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa on Hawaii island.

Upcoming events include a Ahamele Music Series stage as part of the upcoming 10th annual Onipaa Celebration at Iolani Palace on Sept. 4, along with a headlining performance by Palani Vaughan at Washington Place on Oct. 22.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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