We had a blast opening for HAPA at the Highline Ballroom. The dancers of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima danced beautifully. And HAPA rocked the house with hula dancer Radasha Hoʻoluli. It was an enjoyable evening of Hawaiian entertainment in New York City.

Enjoy the smooth island sounds of one of the top bands in contemporary Hawaiian music when HAPA takes the stage at New York’s Highline Ballroom. The duo’s beautiful and serene music evokes the cultural blend that is their native Maui. Rooted in the traditional chants and slack-key guitar of the Hawaiian islands, HAPA’s style also incorporates Portuguese and Spanish ballad influences, the choral harmonies of the early missionaries, and a touch of American acoustic folk-rock. HAPA’s self-titled debut CD came out in 1993, and soon became the top-selling Hawaiian music album ever recorded by a duo or group. They’ve continued performing and recording ever since, winning critical acclaim in Hawaii and selling out shows from Tokyo to New York and beyond.

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