The Maui Arts & Cultural Center announced the addition of singer-songwriter Alx Kawakami during a solo concert that aired on Saturday, June 19.
Taking place on the Castle Theater stage, the free event will air at 7:30 p.m. HST on the MACC website, its Facebook and YouTube pages, and on the Akakū channel 55.
Alx Kawakami has made a name for himself with his songwriting and energetic live performances and has received several Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards along the way.
When working with producer Ken Caillat (of Fleetwood Mac), he compared Kawakami’s voice to that of a national legend and began to call him the “Hawaiian James Taylor”. Along with Taylor, Kawakami’s music was associated with the musical style of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Crosby Stills and Nash and the Eagles.
Growing up in a musical family, he was mentored by his father Lloyd, a professional musician and a member of the original group C&K. Growing up listening to and singing the music of the iconic duo, Kawakami’s unique and uplifting style compliments C&K songs.
“Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Live @ the MACC series was launched in November 2020 to provide respite during the pandemic while bringing joy to the community through the arts and various art forms,” according to organizers of the location.
There was a combination of drive-ins, live and live concerts, visual arts programs and special events.
All Live @ the MACC events are free. Donations and support for the MACC are welcome and can be made online at www.mauiarts / org / donate.
“The MACC remains closed to the public on a daily basis, in accordance with state and county COVID-19 guidelines. The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, while experiencing an extended intermission, remains determined that – when it can really happen safely in Maui, it will happen at MACC, ”according to an announcement from the event.
For more information, log on to MauiArts.org or call the MACC Box Office Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.