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Kimo West Concert at Hulaville 4/15 & 4/16
Hulaville
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Joined: Apr 28, 2010
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From: The Mystical land that is Hulaville...
Posted: 2011-04-12 4:09 pm   Permalink

For those of you unable to attend Mojave Oasis, you can console yourself at Hulaville with a Kimo West Concert!
Hulaville Island Café continues it's new Mini Concert Series with encore performances by "Kimo West, Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hulaville is an ideal venue for the intimate, close up and personal experience that this concert series is designed to bring to the audience.

Kimo is a Master of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, (ki ho'alu) one of the great acoustic guitar traditions of the world, dating back to the 1840's when guitars were first brought to Hawaii. "Slack Key" means that some of the strings are slacked from standard tuning, with the bass, melody, and improvisation played at the same time. Many players use their own special tunings that often remain proprietary secrets.
Jim "Kimo" West first visited Hana, Maui in 1985, after a long summer on the road as guitarist for famed musical satirist, "Weird Al" Yankovic. As the sounds of Gabby Pahinui, the Sons of Hawai'i, Sonny Chillingworth, The Sunday Manoa, and others, played on the turntable, he jammed along for fun and relaxation. Already a devotee of open tunings, he was immediately drawn to the gentle rhythms of ki ho 'alu (slack key guitar) and soon began writing his own songs. The rich physical and cultural landscape of the Hana Coast has provided the inspiration for many of his compositions.

While always retaining the heartfelt essence of traditional slack key, Jim "Kimo" West brings much of his own musical heritage to his original ki ho'alu instrumentals. His style can best be described as "nahenahe", meaning "soft, sweet or gentle voice", a fusion of old and new but still rooted deeply in tradition.

Jim lives in Los Angeles where he writes and produces music for film and television. His music has graced feature films and TV shows on all the major networks and cable channels and his slack key compositions have been featured on National Public Radio, Honda TV spots as well as the Disney Channel . He travels regularly to the islands to perform, relax and visit with his "ohana".

Come early to eat! We will want minimum fuss in the room when Kimo takes the stage! Tickets are only $5 per person.
Mention you're from TC to get special discounts on F&B


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-04-12 10:16 pm   Permalink

Jim Kimo West is amazing,
I've seen him at the Slack Key Fest in Redondo the last few years.
If I wasn't going to Mojave, I would definitely go see him at Hulaville.

Jeff(btd)


 
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Hulaville
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From: The Mystical land that is Hulaville...
Posted: 2011-04-14 10:45 am   Permalink

Jim really is amazing.
Heres a little taste of his music, shot on location , all over Maui.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgT8e1uj95g

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