Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Contact:     Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974         

Reference:  03/04: 21

Date:           Oct. 24., 2003                                                                                                                      

Na Palapalai Graces Shannon Center Stage

WHAT:                     Hawaiian Musicians Na Palapalai in concert 

WHEN:                     3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 

WHERE:                   The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College

                               13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif. 

COST:                       $35

ADD:                      The winners of five 2003 Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammys) awards for Makani’Olu’olu, Na Palapalai includes Keao Costa on vocals and bass; Kehau Tamure on vocals and ukulele; and Kuana Torres on vocals and guitar.  The traditional Hawaiian group was awarded the Hoku for Hawaiian album of the year, album of the year, best Hawaiian language performance, group of the year and best haku mele “acheivement in creating a new song or chant exclusively in Hawaiian.”  Makani’Olu’olu means “refreshing breeze,” and is also the title of an original song included in this collection.  A new presentation of treasured favorites from times past mingled with new compositions created with the feeling of those earlier treasures. 

INFORMATION:          Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.

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