Kumsa Maphalala is an 20 year old singer/songwriter/musician from the Big Island of Hawai’i. She is joined by fellow Big Island based musician Diga Kern on piano. Together they perform the original song “Stop Being Nice,” Live from the Empty Palace.
Kawohi Kamaka plays an acoustic version of his song about heartbreak “Played a Fool.” Kawohi Kamaka is a Kona based singer/songwriter and performs regularly for events and weddings. Kawohi’s music is streaming on all digital music platforms.
Hawai’i based aerialist Victoria Roos performs a breath taking hair hang act from above the Empty Palace stage. Victoria is a multidisciplinary circus artist and has been performing a variety of acts for over 10 years. Her most recent work includes the role of Mo’o in ’Ulalena Maui, ArtMixx Supernova at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, TEDx Honolulu, Samadhi Live with Taimane, Viva Fest Las Vegas, and as a featured performer at the Palace Theater for Aerial Arts Hawaii productions.
Hana Hou with Big Island based singer/songwriter Grace Scanlan. Grace is a featured artist on the Live from the Empty Palace 2020 Compilation Album streaming now on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and all music platforms.
Hamakua based singer/songwriter Hannah Kaplon is joined by Jeffrey Quin on the fiddle to perform her original lullaby “You,” Live from the Empty Palace.
HANA HOU with Pahoa based songwriter Robert Savory! He is joined by Michealoha Elam on trumpet and Loren Antolik on bass to preform his original song “Under the Monkey Pod Tree,” Live from the Empty Palace.
Sharing their Hawaiian Country tunes, Na Hoku nominated band of brothers Kolea plays their original protest song “Can’t You See” Live from the Empty Palace.
Starting the new year with some wholesome country tunes from Bending Elbows. “Country Town” is off their EP “That Lost Highway,” inspired by the 2018 Leilani eruption and showing that music is a healing force. Hear more from Bending Elbows on digital platforms now, and have a safe and happy New Year!
Rob Taylor and Jamie Fries perform their genre bending, Folk-Hop song “A Man in the Making.” New music from Rob Taylor & the Re/Written Story is available now on all digital platforms.