2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year and international ukulele star, Taimane, returns to Blue Note Hawaii for the first time in over a year performing concerts with her quartet Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.
Expect an electric atmosphere and an artist in euphoric form. These shows are both a homecoming for Taimane and celebration of multiple career milestones. Taimane will soon wrap a world tour during which she headlined shows from London to San Diego and performed at the UK’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival alongside 2022 headliners Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, and Kendrick Lamar.
On September 23, Taimane also made waves with the release of her first new album in four years, “HAWAIKI,” an autobiographical record whose protagonist discovers profound meaning upon connecting with her Polynesian ancestry amidst a wild adventure. In addition, Taimane further established herself as a leading Hawaii cultural ambassador and ukulele star by announcing the upcoming release of her first-ever signature ukulele, “Moon” by Enya available worldwide in November. Last but not least, Taimane will soon grace the cover of the 10th anniversary edition of the most read ukulele publication in the world, Ukulele Magazine.
These accolades are not surprising as the hapa Sāmoan virtuoso delivers a sound and show unlike any other - fire and grace, original compositions and mashup medleys with music ranging rom Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns transforming Taimane’s ukulele into a lightning rod of emotion and garnering her over 50 million video views and nearly 500,000 social media followers to date.
We are thrilled to welcome Taimane and her band back to Blue Note Hawaii. While known for her unique talent, style and repertoire, Taimane is, first and foremost, a world-class entertainer who never fails to captivate.