Like the Hawaiian islands themselves, Hapa's music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient Polynesian rhythms and genealogical
chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional
church choirs of the early missionaries. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk-rock, and you have what has been described as
the "most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!" (Maui Times). These disparate ingredients blended together musically emote the unique flavor of what Hawaii and Hapa music is: "beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful" (L.A.Times).
Official Website: http://www.gamh.com
Added by Hipflex Skanker on December 1, 2006
My name is Bobby O'Neill , I joined upcoming.org today. Barry Flanagan said Great American Music Hall is one of his favorite venues to play! I'm presenting Hapa in NYC on April 4, 2007.