Makana Live - Nectarine

Honua Kai Resort & Spa welcomes you to our exclusive concert, Makana Live! A special evening highlighting a unique combination of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music created to renew and inspire


Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Makana began his musical journey at the age of 11. After studying under the Hawaiian slcak key legend, Sonny Chillingworth, Makana began playing professionally at age 14. This renowned slack key guitarist, singer and composer incorporates elements of folk, rock, and traditional Hawaiian music to create innovative sounds yet to be established in the music industry

His debut album, released in 1999, won Best World Music Album at the Hawaii Music Awards. Makana has released 5 records, contributed to the Grammy-nominated album "Hawaiian Slack Key Kings I & II," and his instrumental, "Deep in an Ancient Hawaiian Forest", is featured in the Oscar-winning film, The Decendents. He recently collaborated with music producer, Ron Nevinson, and winning composer, Jeff Bova, on the creation of a collection of work to be released soon.


Makana created a fundraiser through to independently raise money for his upcoming release; 'Ripe' due out in fall of 2013. Honua Kai Resort & Spa is honored to sponsor him in the endeavor. In return, Honua Kai Resort & Spa received Executive Producer credit on the album, as well as this private concert.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Mr & Mrs Ryder - A special thank you to the Ryder Family for hosting this amazing event.

Lani-Ono Films - A small, but creatively big company driven by the spirit and emotion that is captured on film. Based on Maui, Jason Fox, Harold Giger, and Marq Morrison have been working together for a number of years. This group of camera crew and editors put their passion into projects from small beach weddings to large musical peformances and documentaries.

Chef Paris Navabi - A classically trained chef with a business back-ground, Chef Paris Navabi is the owner of two award winning restaurants, Maui Cilantro Grill Mexican Grill and Pizza Paradiso. He is also involved with Maui School Garden Network and Maui Food Bank. His newest venture, Sangrita Grill & Bar, is scheduled to open in Kaanapali this fall. Mahalo to Chef Eduardo Pineda, under Chef Paris Navabi, and welcomed to this amazing evening!

MyDaze Entertainment - Owned and operated by Joseph Arias, MyDaze Entertainment is Makana's preferred sound production company. Based on Maui, they provide production and technical support for events, concerts, and conventions throughtout Hawaii.

Hawaiian Island Land Trust! #SaveLand!

Non-political by design, Hawaiian Island Land Trust (HILT) is a non-profit organization committed to working with private land owners, community groups, community leaders and government partners to protect Hawaii's environment. They help landowners integrate conservation and sustainability plans into their development and procedures. This collaborative work today helps to prevent inappropriate land use tomorrow and protects our precious land and resources for generations to come.

In support of their efforts to protect Hawaii's infinite beauty and finite resources, Honua Kai Resort & Spa matched all donations to Hawaiian Island Land Trust, up to $1000, Raising over $2700 in total for the event! visit for more information on how to become a member, donate, and volunteer opportunities.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Honua Kai Studios
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Posted: Sep. 16, 2014

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