International ukulele virtuoso, Taimane, continues her exploration of natural and metaphysical worlds with the release her new album, ‘Elemental.' Inspired by a dream, the recording features a song for each element (‘Water,’ ‘Fire,’ ‘Air,’ ‘Earth’ and ‘Ether’), as well as two songs, ‘Hades’ and bonus track, ‘Atlantis,’ that call out the mythical side of the elements. All songs were written by Taimane. More than two years in the making, ‘Elemental’ illuminates the maturation of one of Hawaii’s fastest rising stars - an album containing several distinct threads (classical, latin and ethereal) woven into a cohesive cloth, one that looks and feels like its unique creator - contemplative, as well as playful and fun.
“‘Elemental’ came about in a very organic way,” shares Taimane. “Nothing in the process was rushed or forced. There was time to breathe during each step. The album brings my vision to life more so than any of my past CD’s. I'm so glad it's finally out in the wild!”
The project began in 2015 when Taimane committed to creating a new theatrical program and presenting the show at historic Hawai'i Theatre in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Taimane wrote each song on ‘Elemental’ for this Hawai'i Theatre performance which took place on March 25, 2016. That night, Taimane took the stage at the nearly 100-year-old ‘Pride of the Pacific’ with a cast of over 15 artists and before an audience of over 1,000 people, brought the elements to life via music, dance, costume and spoken word (video highlights). Taimane is next presenting this show on April 13, 2019 at Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela on the island of Hawaii.
‘Elemental’ was produced by Taimane and primarily recorded at Rendez-Vous Recording with engineer and long-time Taimane collaborator, Pierre Grille. The album features Taimane on ukulele and vocals joined by acoustic guitar, cajon, violin, cello and on one track, an electronic beat maker. Taimane released the album on her own label, Diamond Entertainment, LLC.
Hawaii Theatre - March 25, 2016
‘Elemental - A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey’
Presented by Taimane
Taimane Album Release Concert
June 6, 2018
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Diamond Entertainment, LLC - Honolulu, HI
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