The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawai‘i’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. Grammy Award nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career as only one artist to another can do. The show also includes an intimate performance and a jam session with Henry.
Native Hawaiian and Grammy nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. Henry is one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawai‘i’s top multi-function entertainment companies. He is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to “Support the community through music and the arts and by giving with Aloha.”
Born on the island of O‘ahu, Alx Kawakami has enjoyed a successful career as a singer-songwriter and producer for the past 15 years. With six albums and over 40 original compositions under his belt, Alx has worked with and written for many major commercials, TV shows and feature films. After several years performing with his father and brothers in the group, Manoa DNA, a long time Hawai‘i and Japan favorite, Alx spread his wings in 2014 and embarked on his solo career. Alx will also share his lifelong inspirations and passion for the music of James Talyor with a special tribute, don’t be surprised if Henry joins him for a few JT tune!
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