Te Vaka fuse a rock aesthetic with traditional Polynesian percussion, creating music with powerful rhythm and a captivating sonic palette. A dynamic live group, including a number of dancers, Te Vaka has won numerous awards in Britain, New Zealand, and continental Europe.
Singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole is lauded as “the voice of Hawai’i’s new generation.” Kanaka’ole’s music reflects his profound engagement with his culture and lineage, as well as his experiences in contemporary Hawai’i. Kanaka’ole is a compelling singer of rare power, with a thrillingly androgynous voice that both booms and glistens, thunders and soars.
These performances will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 (VIP); $20 general; $15 seniors; and $10 students. A discount of 20 percent is available for groups of five or more. Reserve by phone (631) 632-4400, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or online.