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Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series

Saturday July 12
Noon to 1 p.m.

Men In Grey Suits is Honolulu's hottest Surf Rock band. Guitarist – and Bishop Museum employee – Chad Hamman was visited in his sleep one night by a mystical spirit telling him that Honolulu needs a new Surf Rock Band to liven things up a bit. A few well placed advertisements drew Robbin Henley, Jr., Florida native surfer and guitarist extraordinaire in to the band. Soon followed by bassist Michael Clare, refugee from the space rock/fusion world of Gong who found himself stranded in paradise and the lure of the psychedelic tinged sounds of the surf guitars pulled him in. Drummer Alvin Fejarang, a veteran of 20 years in the phenomenal O'ahu band Kalapana couldn't resist the challenge of providing the rhythms and the rest is for the future to uncover.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
Ashley Lilinoe

Saturday July 19
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

HONOLULU PULSE, April 15, 2014

"I am my music," said singer-songwriter Ashley Lilinoe. "I take time to grow."

Born on O'ahu and raised in a musical household on the island's east side, she picked up an ukulele at the age of 6 and learned how to play by watching older family members and mimicking what she saw and heard.

At 12, she began writing her own songs and poetry, but it wasn't until high school that the artist born Ashely Adams-Soderberg discovered her love for composing music with a guitar. Offering up a sound she describes as "acoustic neo-soul meets jazzy R&B flowing with a bluesy reggae all in one source kind of force," Lilinoe dropped out of college after one semester, opting instead to follow her heart and live adventurously through her original songs.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
John Cruz

Saturday August 16
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

From the time he was a young boy growing up in Pālolo Valley on O'ahu, John Cruz knew he was destined to play music. Whether inside or outside the home, his earliest memories were filled with song. His Hawaiian grandmother had a beautiful voice and sang in church. His mom loved the Motown sound and had an extensive record collection. His dad played country music and taught John to perform live shows at a very young age. His brothers and sisters were all musically inclined and, along with numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends, they have surrounded John with the gift of music for his entire life.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
2doBem and Mike Shanahan

Saturday July 26
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

2doBemHonolulu's freshest sounds are being generated by Brazilian jazz band, 2doBem. Band members Bernardo Barros on guitar and vocals, and Rogerio Araujo on percussion and vocals offer a blend of traditional Brazilian samba and bossa nova mixed with jazz and funk influences.

The duo has been enjoying increasing popularity since their debut performance to enthusiastic crowds at the 2009 downtown Mardi Gras stage. The band's name, 2doBem, is a play on the Portuguese phrase "Tudo bem", a familiar greeting within the Brazilian community;translated loosely as "It's all good". Barros and Araujo reinterpret the phrase as 2doBem, or "Two do well".

Mike ShanahanMike Shanahan will open Brazilian Day in the Kau Ka Lā Summer of Guitar series with Brazilian classical guitar music by Brazil's greatest classical composer, Heitor Villa Lobos.

Mike is Bishop Museum's Director of Visitor Experience and Planetarium. He started playing classical guitar while a college student at the University of Lancaster (England). He studied in Seattle for 15 years with his primary instructor, Gary Bissiri, where he also performed in master classes for David Russell, William Kanengiser, Ben Verdery and others. Mike currently presents the Saturday night 'Stars and Guitars' planetarium program at Bishop Museum's Watumull Planetarium.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
Johnna Padeken Parel

Saturday August 2
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

Johnna Padeken ParelA free spirit and social butterfly, Johnna is the youngest of three; with the support and love of her family, wonderfully encouraging husband and enabling parents, Johnna graduated from the University of Hawai'i Mānoa with a Bachelors Degree in Communications, specializing in Video Production. At the start of her college career, Johnna found that her passion of music would begin to develop and all that she thought she wanted to do in the video production field, was soon overshadowed by music, and everything that came with it.

This self-taught singer--songwriter, has 4 singles, "Enough," Away We Go," "Love Me Right, and "To Be Loved," that can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and has been topping the charts on Hawai'i island, Maui, Kaua'i and here on O'ahu.

She's currently recording her debut full length album with the incredibly talented, Multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner, Kapena Delima, at Bu Print Studios in her hometown, Kāne'ohe, Hawai'i.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
Ian O'Sullivan

Saturday August 9
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

Ian O'SullivanProclaimed by Classical Guitar as "thoughtful" and praised by The Honolulu Advertiser as "delightful," Ian O'Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of O'ahu. Well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the 'ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, Ian has performed at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, New York Guitar Society, New England Guitar Society, Hawai'i Public Radio Atherton Studios, Hawai'i Opera Theater, and the Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawai'i. He can also be found regularly in Honolulu at Jazzminds, Tiki's, and Mez 127. In 2013 Ian released his first solo album "Born and Raised," featuring his original compositions alongside music of fellow Hawai'i composers.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
Kaiao

Saturday August 23
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

KaiaoKaiao began as a duo in October 2011 with group members Ku Souza and Liki Tavete. In order to get the sound we desired we realized that we needed a third musician to help fill the sound. ʻEkolu Chang, a haumana of Ku, was greatly developing his Hawaiian music skills. So it was decided that he would join us as our third. So on December 15, 2011 Kaiao was re-born as a trio.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
Kamuela Kahoano

Saturday August 30
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

Kamuela KahoanoKamuela hails from Honolulu, HI, but he frequents cities on the U.S. mainland (Mostly Nashville and Los Angeles), as well as in countries around the world (Australia and Japan) playing various gigs. Kamuela plays solo guitar and ukulele, and sings in Hawaiian, as well as in alternative/pop/electro/rock styles. In 2011, Kamuela won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best rock category for his CD "Stream Dreams." Kamuela has been featured playing ukulele and guitar on the International Golf Channel 4 times in the last 3 years. Kamuela holds a bachelors in Music composition from UH Manoa and is the youngest son of Hawaii Emcee/DJ Kimo Kahoano. His newest song "Ready Up" is currently up for release in the summer 2014.