HAPA Brings Music of the Hawaiian Islands to San Rafael via The Osher Marin JCC's 23rd Annual Summer Nights Outdoor Family-Friendly Concerts on Sat July 18, 2015

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The second of 5 Saturday night outdoor concerts with dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, Kid Zone, and more brings the most recognized name in Hawaiian music, to the Osher Marin JCC. HAPA, and their always popular sounds of hypnotic, liquid guitar, transforms the Osher Marin JCC outdoor venue into an island get-away.

HAPA music, hula dancing and more www.marinjcc.org/summernights

HAPA returns to the Osher Marin JCC's Summer Nights concerts on Sat. July 18, 2015

“[the] most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!”… (Maui Times).“beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful”… (L.A. Times).

The second of this series of 5 Saturday night outdoor concerts with dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, Kid Zone, and more brings the most recognized name in Hawaiian music, HAPA, and their always popular sounds of hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting in the rapture of paradise: Hawaii.

This trio’s overriding musical quality is one of passion, beauty and serenity that is found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances. If Maui were music, it would sound like HAPA. Rolling Stone Japan recently described them as “Titans of the Genre”

Let Hawaii’s hottest group take you away for a one night island vacation.

The evening will open with a Hula dance performance and lesson offered from Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Laakea, and they will continue to perform throughout the night.

The beautiful and safe Swig Field is surrounded by Marin hills and begs for picnicking, but will offer the choice of purchasing delicious as well as affordable meals on-site from San Rafael’s own Mauna Loa Hawaiian BBQ pop-up Restaurant. No alcohol is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase.

The theme is Hawaiian Islands, and audience members are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirts, or purchase one from Georgi & Willow's pop-up shop offering island wear for purchase.

Ukulele enthusiast group UFOhana of Marin will be on site to let you know how you can join up!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay host the Kid Zone, offering up an art project alongside the playground for youngsters.

What: Outdoor family- friendly concerts, fun, and dining for all ages.
Who: All are invited. No membership or affiliation required. Kids 17 and under free.
Tickets: From $23. VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices
When: Sat. July 18 @ 7pm. Doors: 6:15 Gen Ad/ 6:00 VIP/Subscribers
Where: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, 1/2 mile E off 101
Parking: Ample free parking.
Tickets: Available at http://www.marinjcc.org/arts

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome, no membership is ever required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non-profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101

Summer Nights 2015
7/11- Bluegrass Night: Hot Buttered Rum
7/18- Hawaiian Islands: Hapa
7/25- SF Homegrown/almost Country: The Lady Crooners | ‘Til Dawn opens
8/1- Afro-Cuban: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
8/8 Celebrate Puerto Rico: Plena Libre

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Linda Bolt
Marin Jewish Community Center
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