“…what’s really remarkable is the rhythm—you’ve never heard a beat quite like this. You probably never imagined that it was possible to dance a hula and do a jitterbug… at the same time. Now you know better.” – The Wall Street Journal
Underlying Grammy nominated Kahulanui’s contemporary take on vintage music is a cultural cohesiveness of ku’l, the joining of old and new. The nine piece band combines the instrumentation of traditional Hawaiian music (ukulele, bass, steel and standard guitar) with that of American swing (saxophone, trumpet and trombone) to create a phenomenal sound. Kahulanui’s stunning execution of big-band styling evokes an era of smoke-filled bars alive with lindy-hopping dancers. For more information, please contact the Sheldon Theatre box office at 1-800-899-5759, or visit their website at www.SheldonTheatre.org.