Folsom Event: Harris Center presents Kahulanui – Hawaii's Kings of Swing
Hawaiian music is undoubtedly one of the Islands’ great exports, but what about the music that was imported onto the islands? Meet Kahulanui, a leading exponent of traditional Hawaiian music as blended with the Big Band Swing as brought to the Aloha State by U.S. servicemen during World War II. The nine piece band—four horns, plus guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and steel — was nominated for a Grammy for their debut CD, Hula Ku’I; their energy and dynamic arrangements have caused a sensation throughout the Islands.
- August 24, 2018