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HAPA at Blue Dragon Tavern
October 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm HST$35
Doors at 5:30pm…Show 7pm-9pm.
Tickets are $35 in advance…$45 at the door (children 12 and under are free). Purchase tickets here.
For parties under 4 there may be some table-sharing as we expect every seat in the house to be taken…so invite friends or make new ones! HAPA will donate a portion of proceeds to organizations helping people affected by the Maui wildfires.
HAPA amazed the music world in 1993 with their groundbreaking debut album “HAPA” which swept all 6 categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, creating what would go on to become the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian Music. “HAPA” was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings of All Time,” along with the song “Lei Pikake,” composed by Barry Flanagan and Hawaiian language professor, Stanley Herbert Kī’ope Raymond, being acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Songs” issue.
Barry Flanagan, one of the founders of HAPA, has composed some of Hawaii’s most popular songs of the last three decades, and has a huge following for his guitar-playing and vocal performances. Today’s HAPA consists of Flanagan and Kenneth Makuakane, another legendary, prolific songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who is a recipient of the prestigious Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award
PRESS QUOTES :
“Flanagan and Hapa explore the rich possibilities of Hawaiian
music and then some, blending a variety of pop and world
music styles.” —-SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE”
“Flanagan showed off such a combination of dexterity and
soulfulness that he brought to mind some mid-Pacific amalgam
of Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins and Wes Montgomery…
absolutely breathtaking.” ” — THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
“Barry Flanagan in this 21st Century represents just how far
Hawaiian music has traveled and how compelling its appeal is.”
“Flanagan is Masterful” —-STEPHEN STILLS
“HAPA, they are Hawaii’s musical rainbow warriors…they
captivate your heart and soothe your soul. Flanagan is a
brilliant Curator of hip Polynesian sounds”—KENNY LOGGINS.