Show Canceled -  Herb Ohta Jr. & Keoki Kahumoku

Show Canceled - Herb Ohta Jr. & Keoki Kahumoku

Island Style Dance Productions - Hula Dancers

Wednesday, December 12

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Cellar Door

Visalia, CA

$20.00 - $22.00

Off Sale

Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb Ohta Jr.
An international recording artist, Herb is considered to be one of today’s most accomplished `ukulele masters.’ Influenced by Jazz, R&B, Latin and Brazilian music, Herb puts his stamp on Hawaiian music by pushing the limits of tone and technique on this versatile and beautiful instrument. The son of ‘ukulele legend Ohta-san,’ Herb Junior started playing the instrument at the age of three, and teaching it at the age of 9.

Ohta now shares the music of Hawaii, and the beauty of the ukulele with Hawaiian music enthusiasts around the world, performing in concerts and conducting instructional workshops. This Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner (Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammy) and four-time Hawaii Music Award winner effortlessly translates the beauty and culture of Hawaii through his creative musical expression.

With nine solo albums and eight duet albums in circulation, and contributions on more than 40 other recordings, Herb is on his way to matching his father’s legacy. In 2010 Herb celebrated his 20th Anniversary in the music industry by releasing two new recordings, `Ukulele Nahenahe’ and ‘Take 1.’ In 2011, `Ukulele Nahenahe’ won the Hawaii Music Award for ‘Best Ukulele Recording’ and also won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for ‘Best Instrumental.
Keoki Kahumoku
Keoki Kahumoku
This fifth generation award winning slack-key guitarist & recording artist began performing with his father, George Kahumoku, Jr. in 1990 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Later, Keoki moved to of Maui where he performed around the island including the Westin & Kapalua Bay Hotels.

Possessing a special talent for teaching, Keoki began classes at home and at various educational institutions including the Queen Liliuokalani Children Center, Maui Community College, King Kekaulike High School, Haleakala Waldorf School and a myriad of other places inspiring students of all ages. In 1995, he started the Annual Youth ‘Ukulele Players Contest at the Hula Grill which continues to this day. He continues to teach private lessons from his present home in Hilo on the Big Island through his non-profit, the Center for Hawaiian Music Studies. His professional students include the Slack Key Show’s Ukulele Boyz (Peter deAquino & Garrett Probst) and Hoku Award winning Brittni Paiva.
Keoki has recorded with his father in Ho‘oilina – The Legacy, with Herb Ohta, Jr. on Hawaiian from the Heart and Treasures of Aloha.
Keoki’s solo CD, Liko, contains a wonderful mix of contemporary Hawaiian, ki ho’alu, ‘ukulele, and a hint of blues and was nominated for Best Slack Key in the Hawai‘i Music Awards. His latest solo CD, Rise & Shine features many Kahumoku family songs.

Keoki is a farmer, hunter, & fisherman. Equally comfortable cooking for a crowd or performing for them, Keoki draws his inspiration from his Hawaiian roots. Like his dad, Keoki’s performance is as much about his relaxed, engaging “talk story” as it is about his wide ranging traditional and contemporary Hawaiian repertoire.

Keoki earned a Hoku Award for producing Best Compilation for Hula! Big Island Style – Various Artists.
He is also an artist on 5 Grammy winning Best Hawaiian Music CDs:
2005 Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 - 47th Grammy Awards winner
2006 Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 1 - 48th Grammy Awards winner
2007 Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Live from Maui – 49th Grammy Awards winner
2008 Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - 50th Grammy Awards winner
2009 The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – 51st Grammy Award nominee
2010 Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2 52nd Grammy Award winner
Island Style Dance Productions - Hula Dancers
Island Style Dance Productions - Hula Dancers
Kealoha Sakamoto Instructor
Born: Honolulu, Hawaii

My halau originally was started in 1992 in Glendora, California.
I opened a Halau and gave it a Hawaiian name after my tutu but no one could say it and I renamed it Island Style Dance Productions. My halau did quite well and we did shows for Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, and City of Rosemead and other Main events. After the passing of my parents 2002 I relocated to Central Valley to start a halau from the ground up. It was slow but the Spreading of Aloha Spirit kept me going. Being here in the dairy and Agricultural Valley where the economy was really bad made it hard to charge for hula. We dance for a smile and to spread the spirit of aloha because the economy is bad and you can't buy "Aloha".

Our goal is to perpetrate the culture of the Polynesian people.
We offer classes for all ages from 3-100 we welcome everyone!
Venue Information:
Cellar Door
101 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA, 93291