Hapa is a traditional Hawaiian band which is known for its deeply rooted and beautiful chanting music. Keli’i Ho’omalu Kaneali, Charles Kaupu, Ron Kuala’au and Barry Flanagan formed the band and the very first album that they released turned out to be the biggest hit in the history of Hawaiian music genre. The basic aim of the band is to modernize the native music. After its worldwide success now the band is bringing its folk tunes to some of the most happening venues. If you wish to attend it, now is the right time to secure your Hapa tickets from us!
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Barry Flanagan, the founder of Hapa the band is an internationally accomplished singer and songwriter belonging to America. He is famous for his unique, strong vocals and guitar playing skills. He has also been known for his ocean awareness activist projects too. He was born in the city of New York and was raised in New Jersey’s Bergen County. In 1980, Flanagan landed on the soil of Hawaiian Islands in order to explore and study the Slack-Key Guitar and Kiho Alu Art. He also learnt poetry song composition taught in Hawaii. His very first inspiration was the music of Gabby Pahinui and Ry Cooder. After that he decided to devote his skills in learning Hawaiian music and arts, leading to the formation of Hapa the band.
Hapa’s member Charles Ka’upa is a Hawaiian Island native. He joined the ensemble in 1993 and continues to perform with the band. He gives that “traditional” sound to the music of Hapa. Today he travels all across the world with the band, taking the music that is a part of his soul from country to country. He states that he feels lucky to be a part of the band and to have had the opportunity to travel to so many lands. The newest member of the band, Ron Kuala’au is a singer and songwriter. He provides his soulful vocals to the band along with beautiful lyrics. Apart from that the band features Hulu dancers in its live performances as well.
The band Hapa was formed by Barry in 1983 right after he moved to the Hawaiian land. He had come to the island to learn the art of music; however, decided to stay at Maui. Today they have become one of the top names when it comes to the Hawaiian music world. Their mixing of different chants and ballads of sailormen and Spanish cowboys with the melodies of missionaries create mystique music of its own kind. With Hulu dancers performing in front of such magical music, their live performances become an enchanting experience.
Hapa is also known for playing some of the signature instrumentals. For those who belong to the islands, the music of Hapa takes them back to the home land, sandy beaches and fresh breeze. There are only a few bands left in 21st century that follow the traditional music, and merge it with the modern sounds to keep the legacy alive. Hapa happens to be one of the rare bands. With its passion to keep the folk music alive within the hearts of the people, and bring the spirit of the green lands to the plains and cities, the band has established its name and built a legendary repute over the years. The band recently released the album titled “Maui.” The album includes some very powerful chants by Ka’upu. The band also fully involves the audience to participate in their live concerts. Often the band members invite people from the crowd onstage to ask them to dance hulu with the dancers. Now their lively concert is coming to your very own city. If you wish to spend a unique evening and be drifted to the islands of Hawaii, make sure you book your cheap Hapa tickets in advance.
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