HAPA returns to the Blue Dragon for what is sure to be another memorable evening of music.. The Big Island duo of Bad Papa will be the supporting act. Doors at 5:30pm...Show 6pm-9pm.
Tickets are $35 in advance...$45 at the door (children 12 and under are free). For parties under 4 there may be some table-sharing as we expect every seat in the house to be taken so invite friends or make new ones!
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
PRESS QUOTES :
"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.
The “Bad Papa” music duo of Hawaii is made up of 2 local Big Island residents. Jammin Joe Buck and Bob Bojorquez. They have been actively writing, producing and performing quality original music in the Hawaiian Islands since 2015. With their unique ability to merge different music styles and tunings, their sound is truly one of a kind. From beautiful Hawaiian slack key instrumentals, to rockin’ blues, to full on Latin productions, Bad Papa has it covered. The talented duo have released 8 full length albums and 4 single releases to date. (Available for purchase & streaming on all digital music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc.). CD’s are available at live shows & events.
Bad Papa has performed on some of Hawaii’s biggest stages such as The Kahilu Theatre, Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, The Hilo Palace Theater, The Blue Dragon and many more! Bad Papa has been nominated in several categories for the 2022 and 2023 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
More information about the “Bad Papa“ music duo is available on their website;
Date & Time
Thu, Dec 14, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM