Thursday, May 31 at 7:30PM
Doors will open at 6:30PM
The Palace Theater and Tim Bostock Productions are Proud to Present
Riding a surge of popularity that includes sold out shows from coast to coast on the mainland, Taimane brings her ‘Elemental’ CD release tour to Hilo for an intimate, one-night-only concert featuring Taimane and her band (ukulele / vocals, classical guitar / vocals and percussion). Taimane will feature songs from her new album, ‘Elemental’ (available June 5), alongside hits that have garnered Taimane over 8 million video views and counting.
On her new album, ‘Elemental,’ Taimane continues her exploration of natural and metaphysical worlds. Inspired by a dream, the recording features a song for each element (‘Water,’ ‘Fire,’ ‘Air,’ ‘Earth’ and ‘Ether’), as well as two songs, ‘Hades’ and bonus track, ‘Atlantis,’ that call out the mythical side of the elements. All songs were written by Taimane. Two years in the making, ‘Elemental’ illuminates the maturation of one of Hawaii’s fastest rising stars – an album containing several distinct threads (classical, latin, ethereal and more) woven into a cohesive cloth, one that looks and feels like its unique creator – contemplative, as well as playful and fun.
Following Taimane’s Hawaii Theatre debut in March 2016 that drew over 1,000 people, the Oahu native and resident of hapa-haole (Samoan) descent set her sights beyond the horizon – focusing on sharing her distinct sound and dynamic stage persona with audiences around the world. The response has been overwhelmingly positive – from performing with Michael Franti & Spearhead to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and over 15,000 people at The Gorge Amphitheatre to selling out her own headline shows in New York, Washington D.C., San Diego, San Jose and Santa Cruz. Earlier this year, Taimane made her debut at the iconic Staples Center in Los Angeles performing to a crowd of over 20,000, and she will soon embark on a tour of premier theaters across that western U.S. before heading to Asia for concerts in China and Hong Kong. This past March, the Playing For Change organization (dedicated to bringing hope & inspiration through music with over 1.5 million followers worldwide) released a Taimane video – a live performance of her song, ‘Pluto – King of the Underworld (Hades).’ The video (recorded in Ka’a’awa Valley on Oahu) received over 100,000 views on YouTube and Facebook in its first week of release.
The secret is out, and the path ahead clear. From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane captivates upon first sight and ignites a fire thereafter, channeling her passion into her instrument and busting the door wide open for connection with her audience. Supreme artistry meets spell-binding entertainment. With more and more people encountering her music and industry players bringing new resources to bear, Taimane’s momentum is gaining speed quickly. Now is your chance to catch this local star in a warm, cozy venue in fresh and full blossom before bigger stages beckon.
“Every so often we discover an artist as he or she is about to emerge into a much bigger arena. These experiences have included Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. Now, we have a new discovery – Taimane. She’s destined for a big, bright future, and I encourage you to catch her show as soon as you can.” -Bruce Labadie, San Jose Jazz Artistic and Festival Director
Tickets: $25 General Admission; $20 Students; $35 Reserved Seating. All tickets will be $5 more on Day of Show. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM.
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