Kimié Miner’s Birthday Concert is a Celebration of Mele
(Partner Content) Hawai‘i’s beloved music talent will perform her greatest hits, along with some surprises, on July 21 and 22 at Blue Note Hawai‘i.
As she turns 38 this month, Kimié Miner has plenty to celebrate: four studio albums, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, a Grammy nod, and Haku Collective, her full-service music, audio and talent production group. Powerful, and deeply relatable, is often inspired by two beliefs: one should remain true to who they are, and to approach their experiences with the pride of their heritage.
Minerbirds and lovers of music are invited to celebrate the award-winning songstress’s birthday with “1985 + REBORN”, a two-night concert, July 21 and 22, at Blue Note Hawai‘i. During this special concert, Miner will take fans on a journey through her mele, celebrating breakout hits, favorite covers, never-before-heard originals, special guest collaborations, storytelling and, of course, cake! A portion of the birthday concert proceeds will go to support Miner’s Haku Collective MeleCraft community mentorship programs.
About Kimié Miner
Kimié’s parents, who are of Hawaiian and Portuguese descent, noticed her affinity for music at a very young age, and at 14 years old she taught herself to play guitar and began writing her own original songs. While attending Kamehameha Schools as a boarding student on Oʻahu, she honed in on her songwriting. She found inspiration in a wide range of music from Hawaiian, jazz and R&B-influenced individuals such as Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole, India.Arie, Lauryn Hill and Eva Cassidy. While an undergraduate at the University of San Diego, Kimié embarked on her first west coast American tour at age 19 with reggae star Barrington Levy.
Soulful, inspirational and uplifting, Kimié Miner’s music champions the ideas that one should remain true to who they are, and to approach their experiences with the pride of their heritage. Her songs regularly evoke the Hawaiian concept of the piko—the “naval” or “center,” a home base to which one can always return.