Kanekoa: The Great Gig in the Sky
Sailing in on a wave of blissful sound, Maui’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning band Kanekoa has become a global phenomenon. Powered by electric ukuleles and exotic rhythms, these ukulele masters ride the wave of Hawaiian roots with jam band energy, creating a unique sound they call Hawaiian jam-rock.
For the last 25 years audiences never fail to swoon over their soulful originals and crafty covers interpreted with pure originality. The Grateful Dead’s drummer Bill Kreutzmann goes so far as to call them, “the Hawaiian Grateful Dead.” David Hidalgo of Los Lobos says, “These guys scare me. They are that good.” They recently graced the cover of Ukulele Magazine and were referred to as “Hawaiian Trailblazers”.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s legendary record “Dark Side of the Moon”, Kanekoa will breath their own Hawaiian Style into classic songs from Pink Floyd’s extended catalogue. The band will be joined by powerhouse vocalist Danyel Alana.
Danyel Alana has a musical style that reflects her ethnic roots of growing up on the beaches of Los Angeles and Hawai’i. Weaving conscious lyrics with her soulful vocals she blends elements of funk, rock, blues, reggae, hip hop, R&B, soul, jazz, Hawaiian, pop, and country. Whether she’s solo on an acoustic or electric guitar her unbridled style and powerful vocals fuel the passion in her versatile, dynamic and high energy performances.
Danyel never ceases to deliver the conscious message of love, unity and introspection through her original and cover material.