Church Fundraiser Brings Hawaiian Musicians To Chatham

Long-time Chatham resident Andy Wang is producing a fundraiser that will present The Masters of Hawaiian Music Tour featuring Grammy award-winning artists George Kahumoku, Jr., Nathan Aweau and David “Kawika” Kahiapo at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Chatham, on Mon., Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 advance purchase, $30 at the door and can be purchased at or by calling 800-838-3006. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s programs and outreach.

“This is one of my favorite lineups,” said Wang, show organizer. “I think people will be blown away by the musicianship and storytelling. “

These three masters, who perform regularly at the renowned “Slack Key Show” on Maui, feature Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo, (cowboy) culture.

This show marks George Kahumoku Jr.’s fourth time performing in Chatham, now one of his favorite stops during national tours. The four-time Grammy winning slack key guitarist is known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man,” is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter and author, teacher, sculptor, farmer and chef.

Nathan Aweau is a musical force who served as Don Ho’s bassist and musical director for 15 years. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Nā Hōkū Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year and onlyu won to win three times; Song of the Year, twice; and Island Album of the Year, among others.

Slack key guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo recently won two 2015 Nā Hōkū Awards for Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and Island Album. He has contributed his musical talents to more than 84 recording projects with a who’s who roster of island artists. His slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.

For additional information, contact Andy Wang at 973- 400-9264 or visit

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