APAP 2019


January 4 - 6, 2019

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"Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” -Pierce Brosnan (aka 007)



  • Friday January 4, 2019 - 7pm-8pm: Private Show - The Assemblage John Street, New York NY

  • Saturday January 5, 2019 - 7pm-8pm: Joe's Pub, New York NY

  • Sunday January 6, 2019 - 10:40pm-10:55pm: APAP Showcase, Gibson Suite - 2nd Floor at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York NY

    Music Industry Professionals:
    if you seek: i) a comp ticket to Taimane’s Joe’s Pub show, ii) would like to attend her private show on January 4 or iii) would like to reserve a seat at her APAP Showcase, please contact Taimane’s management at least 72 hours in advance of show (contact info below).

    APAP Attendees:
    stop by Exhibitor Booth # 322 for Taimane literature or contact Taimane’s management to schedule a meeting at APAP.
    APAP Booth: Sage Artists - Exhibitor Booth # 322

Taimane Management:
Mark J. Tarone, Esq.
I‘iwi Management, LLC
1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817
mark at rootsmusichawaii.com
(808) 271-9140



‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’ - Hawaii Theatre - March 25, 2016


From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane has developed a sound and style all her own with her instrument of choice, the ukulele. Performing in the spotlight since age 13, Taimane’s on-stage persona captivates upon first sight and fiery performances ensue helping her garner over 9 million video views and over 90,000 social media followers and sell-out concerts across America.


  1. Performing Arts Concerts

    • Genres: World Music - Traditional Roots / Classical / Flamenco / Contemporary

    • Instrumentation: duo [ukulele/vocals, guitar], trio [ukulele/vocals, guitar, hand-percussion], quartet [ukulele/vocals, guitar, hand-percussion and violin or cello] or quintet [ukulele/vocals, guitar, hand-percussion, violin, cello]

  2. Musical Theater:

    • Storytelling: Taimane has produced and presented several musical theater shows that tell a story through music, spoken word, dance and costume.

    • Current Show: Taimane is currently presenting her musical theater show, ‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey.’


(video clips)







‘The Moon’

‘The Moon’

“Every so often we discover an artist as he or she is about to emerge into a much bigger arena. These experiences have included Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. Now, we have a new discovery - Taimane. She's destined for a big, bright future, and I encourage you to catch her show as soon as you can.”-Bruce Labadie, Artistic and Festival Director of San Jose Jazz


  • Jan 5, 2019: Joe's Pub, New York NY

  • Feb 2, 2019: Beit Aba Hushi, Haifa Israel

  • Feb 4, 2019: Hichal Hatarbut, Kfar Saba Israel

  • Feb 5, 2019: Zappa Club, Herzliya Israel

  • Feb 7, 2019: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Israel

  • Feb 8, 2019: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Israel

  • Feb 9, 2019: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Israel

  • Apr 13, 2019: Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela HI

  • May 16, 2019: Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia WA

  • May 17, 2019: Admiral Theatre, Bremerton WA

  • May 23, 2019: Jazz Dock, Prague Czechoslovakia

  • May 26, 2019: Austrian Ukulele Festival, Graz Austria

‘Elemental’ CD Release Concert - June 6, 2018 - Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

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Photo by Kim Taylor Reece

International ukulele virtuoso and songwriter, Taimane, experienced a breakout year in 2017 launching herself into the national psyche thanks to performances in front of crowds of over 10,000 at iconic venues Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gorge Amphitheater and her selling out a host of shows on the west coast and east coast during her first ever headline tours. Concert goers and arts presenters alike responded with glowing praise and excitement.

Since that time, Taimane has continued to build momentum filling venues across America, performing to a crowd of over 20,000 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles and releasing a new album ‘Elemental,’ which illuminates her maturation into a complete artist - songwriter, virtuoso, singer and producer. On the recording which features a song for each element (‘Water,’ ‘Fire,’ ‘Air,’ ‘Earth’ and ‘Ether’), Taimane continues her exploration of natural and metaphysical worlds and successfully weaves several distinct threads (classical, latin and ethereal) into a cohesive cloth, one that looks and feels like its unique creator - contemplative, as well as playful and fun.

2018 also saw Taimane receive much attention around the globe through her collaboration with the Playing For Change (PFC) organization. PFC released two, live Taimane videos, Pluto – King of the Underworld (Hades)* and The Moon*, that have amassed over 350,000 views with more PFC video releases still to come.

While this rise in popularity felt like a lightning strike in many ways, Taimane’s journey to this position has not been overnight. She began performing in public at age 10, busking in Waikiki in her home state of Hawaii every Friday night with her father holding down security duties and Waikiki Beach Boys (adults whose home and workplace was the beach) serving as her band. By age 13, Taimane landed a place in Don Ho’s show literally playing in the spotlight every week until Ho’s passing. At 17, Taimane received her own show, a Friday night residency at the expansive Hyatt Regency in the heart of Waikiki. Taimane’s artistic lifeline came shortly thereafter when she enrolled at the University of Hawaii and discovered the arts venues of Honolulu’s Chinatown where she was given the opportunity to take her instrument of choice, the ukulele, in whatever musical direction her heart desired.

Fast forward to today, and you have an artist whose soul shines through in every performance, presenting a sound and style all her own. From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane captivates upon first sight and ignites a fire thereafter channeling her passion into her instrument and busting the door wide open for connection with her audience. Supreme artistry meets spell-binding entertainment.

Through this magical combination, Taimane (her birthname which means diamond in Samoan, the heritage and native home of her mother) has garnered a worldwide audience - over 9 million video views and 90,000 social media followers amassed in DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion. With support from the music industry now coming forward, there appears no limit to how bright this diamond will shine.

Taimane Touring with Michael Franti & Spearhead - July 2017

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Photos by Anthony Thoen



Taimane performing during the debut of her show, ‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey,’ on March 25, 2016 at Hawaii Theatre.

    ‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’ brings to life Taimane’s vision of the elements (earth, water, air, fire, ether) and related spheres through music, dance, narration and costume. The show features two acts, the first being a concert-style performance featuring Taimane, her five-piece ‘Elemental’ band (ukulele/vocals, guitar, cajon, violin and cello) and an aerialist. In the second act, Taimane presents ‘Elemental’ via seven songs plus a closing number (songs: Atlantis, Water, Fire, Air, Earth, Pluto, Ether, Oh Nah). Each of the seven ‘Elemental’ songs is introduced by a narrated poem (each poem written by Taimane), and all but one feature costumed dance performances.

    Taimane is the artistic producer (created the program and manages casting, costuming, set design / lighting, etc.), songwriter (wrote 7 new songs for the performance), bandleader and star musician.

    ‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’ made its debut at the exquisite Hawaii Theatre on March 25, 2016 drawing over 1,000 attendees and garnering rave reviews from the public and critics. See photos above and below.

    Taimane is presenting ‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’ at Kahilu Theatre on the island of Hawaii on April 13, 2019.


    • Run Time: Act I - 45 minutes. Act II - 55 minutes.

    • Act II Blocking Overview (click text to view blocking document)

    • Personnel:

      • Total # in travel party - band, cast & crew: 15

      • Artists hired locally: lion dancers, hoop / staff dancers, keiki (kids) dancers

    On June 5, 2018, Taimane released her latest album, ‘Elemental,’ featuring the seven songs she wrote for her ‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’ performance.

‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’ - March 25, 2016 - Hawaii Theatre


Photos by Joe Marquez - ‘The Smoking Camera’


‘Elemental’ Tour
(concert tour supporting new album)

Poster: Photography by Adam Jung. Creative / art direction by Erik Ries.

Spring Eternal Tour - May 2018


The Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
March 10, 2018 

Photo by Erik Butts

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