Continuing Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist music/talk-story series at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, this week’s edition will feature the unique Hawaiian-Style Band.
Conceptualized in the 90s as a ‘revolving band,’ HSB has included the musical synergy of more than 50 musicians and producers over the course of three albums.
In the early 90s, Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern, redefined contemporary Hawaiian music. The addition of Grammy-nominated and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winner Robi Kahakalau completed the collection of distinctive vocal harmony of Hawaiian Style Band.
HSB offered a fresh musical perspective on local culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style—about island romance, talking story, ‘ohana, and sovereignty. Many of their songs remain iconic island anthems, including “Love and Honesty,” “Let’s Talk Story,” “Rhythm of the Ocean,” and “Live A Little.”