HAPA at Blue Dragon Tavern - Archived

  • August 24, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Blue Dragon Tavern

    61-3616 Kawaihae Road
    Waimea, Hawaii 96743
Ticket Price $35.00 This event is now over


HAPA amazed the music world in 1993 with their groundbreaking debut album “HAPA” which swept all 6 categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, creating what would go on to become the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian Music. "HAPA" was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings of All Time,” along with the song “Lei Pikake,” composed by Barry Flanagan and Hawaiian language professor, Stanley Herbert Kī'ope Raymond, being acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Songs” issue.


Barry Flanagan, one of the founders of HAPA, has composed some of Hawaii's most popular songs of the last three decades, and has a huge following for his guitar-playing and vocal performances. Today’s HAPA consists of Flanagan and Kenneth Makuakane, another legendary, prolific songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who is a recipient of the prestigious Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award


"Flanagan and Hapa explore the rich possibilities of Hawaiian

music and then some, blending a variety of pop and world

music styles." ----SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE"

"Flanagan showed off such a combination of dexterity and

soulfulness that he brought to mind some mid-Pacific amalgam

of Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins and Wes Montgomery...

absolutely breathtaking." " --- THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

"Barry Flanagan in this 21st Century represents just how far

Hawaiian music has traveled and how compelling its appeal is."


“Flanagan is Masterful” ----STEPHEN STILLS

"HAPA, they are Hawaii's musical rainbow warriors...they

captivate your heart and soothe your soul. Flanagan is a

brilliant Curator of hip Polynesian sounds"---KENNY LOGGINS.

Doors at 5:30pm...Show 7pm-9pm. Tickets are $35 in advance...$45 at the door (children 12 and under are free).

Date & Time

Thu, Aug 24, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Blue Dragon Tavern

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