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1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732
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Now is your chance to catch local star, Taimane, in a warm, cozy venue in fresh and full blossom before bigger stages beckon. Taimane brings her quartet (ukulele / vocals, classical guitar / vocals, percussion and cello) to Maui for her debut headline show at the MACC (Maui Arts & Cultural Center) - an intimate, one-night-only concert Saturday, March 30 at McCoy Studio Theater.
2017 and 2018 were breakout years for Taimane, and she’s on track to experience her greatest rise yet in 2019. Taimane kicked off this year presenting concerts in New York at the largest performing arts conference in the world and walked away with multiple offers from major mainland theaters (1,000+ seat venues).
Earlier this month, Taimane and her band performed at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX receiving a rave review from NPR's Bob Boilen (head of 'Tiny Desk' concerts and 'All Songs Considered' radio show) and praise from a host of other media and industry players.
After over a decade of passionately pursuing her art and investing in herself year after year, Taimane is poised to share her music and vision of Hawaii with the world. Come experience her beauty, grace and passion and see why Taimane is quickly becoming a global cultural beacon.
Reserved Seating. Buy Now for Best Seats.
"Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” -Pierce Brosnan (aka 007)
"I didn’t see anyone at the [SXSW 2019] festival doing anything close to what she [Taimane] does on stage. She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances." -Austin360 part of Austin's daily newspaper (‘5 Women Who Rocked SXSW 2019’)
“A phenomenally talented ukulele virtuoso, Taimane has developed a flamenco-inspired strumming technique that is breathtaking. In concert, her hands often blur in motion as she passionately strums while dancing around the stage. It’s an intoxicating experience both visually and aurally that has blown away audiences both nationally and abroad.” -Jon Woodhouse, The Maui News
“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
★ BIOGRAPHY ★
Songwriter and virtuoso, Taimane, is best known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ukulele. Her attraction to the four-string island staple began at age 3, and by age 10, she regularly performed in public, busking in Waikiki every Friday night with her father holding down security duties and Waikiki Beach Boys (adults whose home & workplace was the beach) serving as her band. By age 13, Taimane landed a position in Don Ho’s show literally playing in the spotlight every week until Ho’s passing. Fast forward to today, and you have an artist who tours the world and has carved out a unique niche in music – merging a wide-array of genres, from Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, summoning a seemingly limitless palette of emotions via an instrument previously viewed as a restricted device.
★ HAWAII RISING STAR ★
Born, raised and resident of Oahu, Taimane is Hapa Samoan and has performed professionally since the age of 13
Over 9 million video views and over 110,000 social media followers
2018 Los Angeles Staples Center performance in front of 20,000 + performances to 10,000+ alongside Michael Franti at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sold out headline shows in New York, Washington D.C., Denver, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Oceanside and more
The sole Hawaii artist officially showcasing at SXSW 2019 + upcoming 2019 tours across Europe and North America
“Absolutely fantastic show!” - Jerry VanLeeuwen, Executive Director, California Center for the Arts Escondido
“It was an incredible performance!” - Todd Stein, President & CEO, Mid-America Arts Alliance
“What an amazing artist!” - Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts, Sun Valley Center
Taimane Touring with Michael Franti & Spearhead - July 2017
Photos by Anthony Thoen
☀ TAIMANE ☀
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Doors: 7pm. Show: 7:30pm
Reserved seating. Buy now for best seats.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
McCoy Studio Theater
1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732
● Online: click here to purchase
● Phone: (808) 242-SHOW (7469)
● In-Person: MACC Box Office - Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-6pm
* A portion of each ticket sold supports Mana'o Radio.
** Featuring Taimane with her quartet: Taimane (ukulele, vocals), Rachel Look (classical guitar, vocals), Jonathan Heraux (percussion), Jake Staron (cello).
Poster: Photography by Adam Jung. Creative / art direction by Erik Ries.
The Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
March 10, 2018
Photo by Erik Butts
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