Brother Noland at Blue Dragon Tavern - Archived

  • December 10, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Blue Dragon Tavern

    61-3616 Kawaihae Road
    Waimea, Hawaii 96743
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over
Description

Join us for a very special night of story-telling and Hawaiian music with Brother Noland and special guest Ryan Hooley. Doors at 5:30pm...show 6pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (children 12 and under are free).

Born and raised in Kalihi-Palama on the island of Oʻahu, Brother Noland is an impactful player in Hawaiʻi’s music scene and one of Hawaiʻi’s most respected artists. While he is a man of many passions, music is the consuming passion of his life. He is a storyteller at heart and music is how he shares his stories. Music is a portal - sounds, melody and lyrics can transport you back in time, connect you to a familiar feeling, or inspire you in the moment. Brother Noland is a musical artist. Seeing him live on stage, you will step into an experience and embark on a journey to what he calls the “Crazy Aloha Music”. Always so happy, inspiring and ready to deliver. Brother Noland will keep you engaged, as he sings you sweet music, like poetry to your ears, in hopes that you will listen, not just hear, the underlying harmony he so wishes to share with you and the entire world.

Brother Noland is a legacy Hawaiian artist who has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music. For nearly 40 years Brother Noland has filled the airwaves with original compositions that have become local classics and island treasures. He is most famous for timeless hits such as “Coconut Girl” and “Are You Native”, and is often credited with the birth of "Jawaiian" contemporary style music by infusing traditional Hawaiian music with reggae, jazz and blues sounds. He has won numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including Best Reggae Album and most recently the Slack Key Kiho’alu Legacy Award in 2018. His music is featured in several movies including "Pineapple Express" and "Snakes in the Plane." Brother Noland is a regular stage performer that brings his classics to his fans and audiences, along with traditional Hawaiian music, slack key, and Hawaiian swing music. He is also a collaborator that works with many of Hawaii's top musicians.

A true innovator, he is always out in front, changing and pushing his music to unexpected places. His songs, stories, and style have proven his talent to cross many genres and fearlessly explore the lengths of his wonderment. Brother Noland was honored in 2014 by the State of Hawai'i with a "Lifetime Achievement in Music" award and is a recipient of Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2019. As a Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Brother Noland is designated as a Life Member of the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts. Despite the awards and accolades, Brother Noland has never forgotten his roots and his community. Through his philanthropy, he serves as a mentor to Hawaiʻi’s youth, helping them to define their choices and foster a quality connection to their communities. Brother Noland is founder of Hōʻea Initiative, dedicated to teaching Hawaiʻi’s keiki (children) about how to live off the ʻĀina (land) and the ocean. The Hōʻea Initiative programs are a passionate effort to share universal understanding of indigenous knowledge and principles found outside in the natural world. As a steward of the land, Noland has a deep connection to Hawaiʻi and preserving Hawaiian customs, indigenous plants and animal species. In 2013, he authored the "Hawaiian Survival Handbook" where he shares the outdoor skills he has developed over a lifetime spent in Hawai'i's forests and waters.

While music is Brother Noland’s root and wing to Hawai’i and beyond, he sees it as just one way to connect to his heritage and only one facet of what it means to be Hawaiian. His music and community spirit carries a message of positive reflection, while rooted in the reality we face today. Brother Noland proudly carries with him the values of Aloha through his music and his life. An artist, author, philanthropist, survivalist, mentor and family man, Brother Noland continually inspires and infuses creativity and innovation to pave new paths of music and humanity around the world. Whether composing a song, strumming a guitar, teaching traditional Hawaiian survival skills, or sharing the gift of aloha, Brother Noland has long been a stable of the islands and his legacy reaches far and wide. The World of Brother Noland is that of A Pure Hawaiian Vision.

Date & Time

Sun, Dec 10, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Blue Dragon Tavern

61-3616 Kawaihae Road
Waimea, Hawaii 96743 Blue Dragon Tavern
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