Kahulanui in Anchorage, AK CenterTix — Official Box Office for Alaska Arts
These “Kings of Swing” have earned their crown by generating a danceable blend of traditional Hawaiian music and the Big Band Swing. Discovery Theatre — 621 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501907-263-2787$48.00+
Hawaii's Kings of Swing
In Hawaiian, Kahulanui means “the big dance.” These “Kings of Swing” have earned their crown by generating a danceable blend of traditional Hawaiian music and the Big Band Swing that was imported to the Aloha State during World War II. Bandleader Lolena Naipo, Jr. found inspiration from his grandfather, Robert Kahulanui, a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band during an era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music. The nine-piece band’s energy and dynamic performances borrow from this sound, keeping Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive in Hawaii today. Now Grammy-nominated Kahulanui are coming to Anchorage for spring break and they’re sure to have the house jumping!
Kahulanui is presented by the Anchorage Concert Association.
Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.
BABIES - Discouraged. Ticket required for all ages.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Disruptive patrons of any age will be expected to exit the show.
Pre-Performance Talk: Enhance your experience with a free talk held one hour before this performance. Kaleo Kaleopaa, host of Island Style on KNBA, will give insight into the type of performance and background information about the artist. On occasion, the artists may join as well. You do not need to be a ticket holder to attend this talk.
Patron Lounge Open: The Patron Lounge is scheduled to be open during this event. Please consider becoming a Patron Level donor ($500 and up) to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Access to the Patron Lounge is an exclusive benefit for our major donors. The Patron Lounge is open one hour prior to curtain and at intermission during most Atwood Concert Hall events. For more information about donating to the Center, call 907-263-2923 or go to Support the Center.
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage
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Assistive Listening Devices - Sound from the stage is broadcast directly to you by our in-house listening system (Listen Technologies LR-52000-072). This system has a standard 3.5mm output jack, so you can use your own headset or one of our stereo headsets. A limited number of T-coil compatible loop lanyards are also available. Listening devices are kept at the House Manager's station in the lobby prior to and during performances. This service is free of charge, however a deposit or ID is required.
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