DANIEL HO, HĀLAU KEALI’I O NĀLANI
& THE KILAUEA TRIO IN CONCERT AT THE
ARCADIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER JUNE 4, 2016
The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents the final concert in its 2015 – 2016 season, Daniel Ho with Warmest Aloha, on June 4, 2016 at 8pm. The feel-‐good island evening will feature a collaboration of music and dance by multi-‐GRAMMY award winner Daniel Ho and world-‐renowned kumu hula, Keali’i Ceballos.
Tickets, available online by visiting www.Arcadiapaf.org, are $29.50 to $69.50. The theatre is located at 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia CA 91007. For more information please call 626.821.1781.
This program of all-‐original Hawaiian and English language songs will bring together Daniel’s thoughtful musicality and beautiful vocals, and award-‐winning hula by Hālau Keali’i O Nālani. Daniel, Keali’i, and friends will make you feel at home with their Hawaiian style hospitality and warmest aloha. Members of the Arcadia High School Orchestra will accompany Daniel’s ensemble. Daniel’s smooth jazz band Kilauea will also reunite to perform some of their greatest hits at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Kilauea features Randy Drake on drums and Steve Billman on bass.
“This is a special performance that has been eight years in the making and reflects not giving up on a dream: original songs paired with hula and symphonic grandeur. Joining us will be the award-‐winning Arcadia High School Orchestra under the direction of Tom Forbes.” Said Daniel Ho. “I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing it all come together for the first time, and I hope it moves the audience.”
Daniel Ho has worked over the years as a musician, producer, singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, engineer, and record company owner. The most compelling of these roles has been as a six-‐time GRAMMY Award winning producer, featured slack key guitarist, and artist in the “Best Hawaiian Music Album.” He also received GRAMMY nominations as an artist in the “Best Pop Instrumental Album,” and “Best World Music Album” categories.
He began his professional career as the leader, keyboardist, composer, and producer for Kilauea, which had released six chart-‐topping albums by 1997. In 1998, Daniel launched his independent record label, Daniel Ho Creations. To date, Daniel Ho Creations has released over one hundred acoustic and Hawaiian-‐themed CDs by many of Hawai’i’s most respected artists, who are first and foremost friends. Daniel has received numerous Hawaiian music industry accolades including three Na Hoku Hanohano awards and fifteen Hawai’i Music Awards.
With the continued popularity of the ‘ukulele, Daniel’s original song, “Pineapple Mango (The Breakfast Song),” has risen to fame as an instrumental anthem plentifully covered by ‘ukulele enthusiasts around the world on YouTube. Currently, Daniel’s custom KoAloha D-‐VI tenor ‘ukulele is on display at the GRAMMY Museum.
Daniel tours internationally, and has been active in the genres of Hawaiian, World, Folk, Contemporary Jazz/Pop Instrumental, and Classical music.
HĀLAU KEALI’I O NĀLANI HULA DANCERS
Under the direction of Kumu Hula Keali’i Ceballos, the Hālau Keali’i O Nālani hula school was founded in 1991. Keali’i learned his love for hula from his mother Cissylani Ceballos, a hula performer and instructor. “Aunty Cissy” introduced hula to her son, and Keali’i has studied with renowned kumu hula Robert Cazimero, O’Brien Eselu, Leina’ala Kalama, George Naope, and Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. Keali’i strives to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture’s art, identity, language, and sense of ‘ohana.
About The Arcadia Performing Arts Center
The Arcadia Performing Arts Center anchors Arcadia High School campus on the northwest corner. This $20 million, 40,000 square foot, state-‐of-‐the-‐art facility includes a main performance hall with seating for 1,150, a stage that holds 200 musicians, tunable acoustics and professional lighting and sound. The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, a non-‐profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to maintaining the Performing Arts Center as a nucleus for the arts, education and engagement where the lives of students and the greater community are enriched.