Keola Beamer and Raiatea Play Hawaiian Music at Birch North Park Theatre
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Celebrity impersonator and vocalist Sharon Owens takes the stage as the beloved Barbra Streisand for this concert with the Coastal Cities Jazz Band. Owens discovered her Streisand sound in the early '90s and has been touring the world performing her critically acclaimed tribute ever since. Featuring a number of professional musicians who performed with the top big bands of the '40s and '50s, San Diego's Coastal Cities Jazz Band has played throughout Southern California and Arizona since its formation in 1997. This concert at the Poway Performing Arts Center will feature the talented ensemble backing Owens on many of Streisand favorites, as well as tunes by Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Doc Severinsen. Learn More
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The setting was great. Theater seating and seems intimate even though large. This was a wonderful and magical night. I felt like they included us in their Hawaiian history and family. Much more than I ever expected. Hope to see them again.
Keola Beamer is one of Hawai’i’s premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers and Master of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His well of talent springs from five generations of Hawaii’s most illustrious and beloved musical families. The Beamers trace their roots to the 15th century; among their ancestors are Queen Ahiakumai Ki’eki’e and Ho’olulu, a child of the favored wife of Kamehameha I.
Raiatea Helm’s virtuoso recordings and performances have already launched her onto the international music scene with extensive concert appearances throughout Japan and Asia. Domestically, she has appeared at venues stretching from New York City to San Francisco. She has collaborated with legends of Hawaiian music: The Brothers Cazimero, The Makaha Sons, Keali’i Reichel, Ho’okena, Auntie Genoa Keawe, and Ledward Ka’apana. As with Raiatea Helm’s career, the list continues to grow with no end in sight.
Beamer and Helm first met in 2008 when one of the coordinators for the annual Lantern Floating Festival asked them to share a stage. The two “clicked,” according to Helm, and they decided to start working together. Eventually, months of touring in Japan, China and the continental U.S. led to them deciding to record a full-length album. They have collaborated on a ground-breaking new CD, “Keola Beamer and Raiatea.” This unique recording transcends the Hawaiian music genre and enters the world music stage by incorporating ancient Hawaiian musical instruments into inventive arrangements.