Tag: Hawaii Musicians

Kahuku’s Iam Tongi is already a star on “American Idol”

I’ve never been much of an American Idol fan. Not even a little. But the soaring success of Hawaii contestant Iam Tongi, or William Tongi, has changed that. It’s genuinely thrilling to see someone with such deep Hawaii roots receive international exposure and acclaim for his powerful performances in the 21st season of one of […]

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Live music in Hawaii – a vacation essential

Every Hawaii vacation has its own soundtrack. You won’t hear it anywhere else. You can’t take the immediate intimacy of the sounds of the surf or the birdsong of the forest home with you, except in your heart and mind (or a low-fi social media clip, perhaps). That internal soundtrack should include live music in […]

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Where is Bruno Mars From? Plus 15 Facts About the Star’s Early Life

Wondering where Bruno Mars is from? The megastar is Hawaii’s golden child. He was born in Honolulu and grew up in a local musical family.  Each time Bruno is up for an award, Hawaii cheers him on. And when he brought his 24K Magic World Tour back home to Honolulu in 2018, he broke records […]

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4 Must-See Solo Musicians in Waikiki

[no_feature]Waikiki visitors have myriad entertainment options, and face no shortage of kitschy, charming ensembles warbling out classic Hawaiian songs or slogging through classic rock standards. But if you’re looking for something more unique than aloha-clad elevator music or the billionth cover of “Margaritaville,” there are four solo singer/songwriters that play regularly, at a variety of […]

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