Henry Kapono: Welcome 2 My Paradise!
Contemporary Hawaiian Pop
- Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
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About Henry Kapono
Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all –vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. His original songs with a rock vibe celebrate his love for his family, express his pride in his Hawaiian culture, and share his joy in his home in the Islands.
Though he had no formal musical training, “My Dad taught me how to play the ‘ukulele.” says Henry. “I saw a friend of mine play a guitar one day and fell in love with the sound of it. He taught me a few chords and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
He has been at the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career –from the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono in the 1970s and 80s, to launching his solo career that produced 17 albums and a world-wide fanbase, to his groundbreaking collaborations that fused the power of Hawaiian traditions with driving rock rhythms and a soundtrack for the new century. The simple honesty of his lyrics and music touch the soul, his wildly talented guitar-playing shares his joy in being alive, and the gift of an evocative, plaintive balladeer’s voice haunts you long after he leaves the stage.
When he soared to the forefront of Hawaiian music in the 1970s with the duo Cecilio & Kapono, they became the first Hawaii group to achieve a national recording contract (Columbia Records). Together they recorded 14 albums and gave contemporary and folk rock—and Hawaiian music—a new perspective. Always musically adventurous, Henry launched a solo career in 1981; he has released 17 albums to date.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.”
– Honolulu Star-Advertiser
“Henry Kapono provided isle ‘expatriate’ Californians longing to return to Polynesia with an opportunity to dust off our Aloha shirts and bask in a cascade of ‘ono’ (delicious) Hawaiian music.”