Faith Ako, Steven Espaniola, Patrick Landeza
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November 30, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We are once again supporting our local Toys for Tots program with having a bin available for folks who want to
drop their donations off from now through December 8th, 2013.
Faith’s new album, *“Kulaiwi”,* My Beloved Homeland, cd released 9/6, a virtual sold out show to the long awaited fans of the famous Wine Country. Faith Ako, a longtime resident of Northern California, has been performing and preserving Hawaiian Music for more than a decade. She has brought her deep soul tones and island blends to appreciative audiences throughout Sonoma County, the greater Bay Area, Southern California, and her home state of Hawai’i.
*Steven Espaniola *is a multi-instrumentalist Hawaiian artist specializing in leo ki’e ki’e or Hawaiian falsetto singing. Originally from Aliamanu on the island of O’ahu, he now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been a longtime mainstay in the Bay Area Hawaiian music scene. He has released two critically acclaimed CD’s and won the coveted “New Artist of the Year” award at the Hawai’i Music Awards in 2006.
His latest release entitled* “**Ho’omaopopo”* (to understand) produced by über-producer Dave Tucciarone, instantly transports the listener to Hawai’i with lush instrumentation, soaring falsetto vocals and a mix of old standards and modern originals. It is sure to become an instant classic and favorite in every Hawaiian music collection!
*Patrick Landeza*, Hawaiian slack key guitarist extraordinaire, comes to Napa fresh on the heels of receiving Hawaiian music’s highest honor, the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Slack Key Album of the Year with his latest release *“Slack Key Huaka`i” *(Slack Key Journey*)*. He is the first musician based on the mainland to win this award, informally known as the Hawaiian Grammy. He also won the 2010 Hawaii Music Award for Slack Key album of the year.