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Keikilani Lindsey at ‘Imiloa After Dark!

by vrecinto on April 29th, 2014

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Big Island artist, Keikilani Lindsey, takes the stage at ‘Imiloa’s Planetarium on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Lindsey will debut his first solo album Mele‘uhane (Spirit of Song) featuring eleven original songs as well as a haunting rendition of his great-aunt, Helen Lindsey Parker’s ‘Olu o Pu‘ulani. With a deep affection for the Hawaiian language, Lindsey lends a new spin to haku mele (Hawaiian songwriting) and joins a new generation of Hawaiian storytellers endeavoring to explore many untold tales of the heart.

In this album, Lindsey celebrates his love of ‘ohana and culture by continuing to holo mua (move forward) in his interpretations of classic family compositions and traditional Hawaiian favorites. Experience the unveiling of this new CD under the stars!

Lindsey became interested in music while in the sixth grade choir.  From there he learned to dance hula, play ukulele and play bass guitar.  After high school, he continued on to work as a professional entertainer with his father and performed in multiple Polynesian shows.  He also traveled the world and performed aboard various cruise lines.  Lindsey is a product of five generations of Hawaiian musicians and composers and has also been influenced by the music of legends such as Elton John, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder.

Today, Lindsey continues to work with family and performs regularly with his oldest son Leokani.

Tickets for this event are $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Seats are limited and can be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours.  Tickets are non-refundable.

‘IMILOA AFTER DARK is ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s evening social entertainment series featuring an eclectic array of events.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘I is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH-Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org

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