The Three Maui Divas, all natives of Maui Nui, are exceptional vocalists. Each one is a popular recording artist, so you can be sure these homegrown stars will be at their “diva-licious” best during this performance. Each artist will perform solo to sing the latest songs from her repertoire, and the trio will take the stage together throughout the show to sing popular tunes backed by an all-star band.
You know Hanaiali‘i as one of the premiere ha‘i voices of Hawai‘i and a sultry jazz vocalist. No matter what tunes she sings, Hanaiali‘i captivates her audience with her soulful sound and prodigious style range. Her latest release, Amy Hanaiali‘i and Slack Key Masters of Hawai‘i, was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award.
Helm may be the youngest of the three, but she has the equivalent of decades of experience already under her belt. Touring around the globe, Helm’s beautiful falsetto vocals shine on stage as a solo performer, in duets with celebrity musicians as well as on the four records she has released to date.
The Three Maui Divas, (left to right) Napua Makua, Raiatea Helm and Amy Hanaiali‘i, will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, March 5.
Kumu Hula Makua brings prestigious accolades to the forefront of her career: She was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2008 N a H o ku Hanohano Awards for her debut, Pihana, her H a lau N a Lei Kaumaka O Uka (which she co-instructs with sister, Kahulu Maluo) has already won honors twice at the Merrie Monarch Festival, and she recently released a new CD, Mōhalu, which has received rave reviews.
These Maui Divas promise to put on a performance that you will never forget. Tickets are $12, $30 and $40 for adults, and half-price for kids 12 years and younger.
Pre-show dining in the new Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard will be catered by Alexander’s Famous Fish from 5 p.m.