In the native Hawaiian culture, “Imua” means to move forward or towards a goal. Join us for an evening of island sounds from artists moving Hawaii music forward all in different ways.
Hawaiian-born Jake Shimabukuro started playing the ukulele when he was four years old and learned the basics from his mother. Today, he’s become an international sensation known for reinventing the four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.”
One of Hawaii’s most beloved artists, singer-songwriter John Cruz engages audiences with rich storytelling through songs ranging from Hawaiian to blues, folk, R&B and more. His song Island Style was most recently featured in the hit series White Lotus.
The name "Anuhea" translates from Hawaiian as a fragrance or cool breeze. In the world of island/reggae music, Maui songbird Anuhea Jenkins has been just that: A cool breeze to the island music scene. This multi-talented artist entered the room in 2009 like a breath of fresh island air, beautifully blending vibes of reggae, pop, R&B, and even country.
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