Tavana & taimane - lei day celebration - double header CONCERT!
On Wednesday, May 1, Tavana and Taimane join forces to celebrate Lei Day at Blue Note Hawaii with a special double-header performance!
Taimane and her band perform at 6:30 p.m. with Tavana sitting in as a special guest. Then, at 9:00 p.m., Tavana takes over the stage with his full scale production featuring his wide array of stringed instruments (Hawaiian lap steel, acoustic guitar, ukulele and banjo) along with his arsenal of foot pedals (electronic drums). During Tavana’s concert, Taimane will join as special guest.
A lei maker will be onsite at both shows with beautiful floral creations of all shapes, colors and styles available for purchase adding a special vibrancy to the evening.
Yesterday & Today: May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei, a nearly 100 year old practice that sees residents and visitors across the state make extra effort to share aloha through the giving of flower lei. This year, Blue Note Hawaii adds a new leaf to this long standing tradition by presenting two separate concerts in one special night by two of Hawaii’s fastest rising stars, Taimane and Tavana.
Both artists are Oahu residents (born and raised), of Polynesian descent (hapa Samoan) and recognized for their great virtuoso talents *and* big hearts. The cherry on top comes in the form of the energy that emanates whenever these two come together on stage. Kindred spirits, Taimane and Tavana have a longtime friendship that epitomizes the collaborative, fun loving spirit of Hawaii’s island culture and fills every room with light.
“Waikiki has a long history with Hawaii music and culture and continues to be a central
piece of every up and coming artist’s career,” says Tavana. “It’s the perfect place for a Lei Day concert, and I’m honored to be part of Blue Note Hawaii’s big celebration. Can’t wait to pull out all the stops for this one and turn up the heat with Taimane.”
“Waikiki is a special place for me, the birthplace of my career busking on the street starting at age 10 and by age13, performing with Don Ho every week,” shares Taimane. “Stoked to return to my Hawaii musical ‘home’ for Lei Day and excited about jamming some songs with Tavana!”
We hope you will all come out and join us for a very special Lei Day celebration, Wednesday, May 1st!
6:30 p.m. Show: Taimane with Special Guest Tavana
9:00 p.m. Show: Tavana with Special Guest Taimane
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.