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Wednesday 05 February 2020 - 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: Regular $30 -- Member $27 -- Student $15 (+hst)


A riveting performer, Kaumakaiwa creates some of the most original work to emerge in contemporary Hawaiian music, drawing from ancestral memory and hula practice as chant transforms to melody. Kaumakaiwa seamlessly melds Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities in deeply powerful music.

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole has been on stage since she could walk. A charismatic dancer and singer, with an impressive vocal range from tenor chant to Hawaiian falsetto singing, she is a five-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano [Hawaiian “Grammy”] Award-winner with 3 solo CDs to her name. Her vocal performances are an outgrowth of the Hawaiian art of chant and songwriting, with roots in rhythms and metaphors of hula. Honoured with a Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship Award, Kaumakaiwa, a modern transgender Hawaiian, is a vibrant keeper of culture, and an authentic innovator. She engages indigenous thought to address today’s issues through music, chant, and sharing of spirit. With plenty of humor, wry commentary and stories she gives context to her songs.


In partnership with: Frostival



Traditional Hula Dance Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:00pm
Fredericton Playhouse
No experience required/Must be 18+
Registration required/$20 ($18 Spotlight Members)