Aaron Sala

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities Pavilion
Sunday May 6, 10:00 a.m.
Presenting in the WE GO JAM! panel with Catherine Toth and Aiko Yamashiro

Aaron J. Salā, a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winner, is an uncommon recording artist. Accomplished as a vocalist, pianist, com- poser, arranger, conductor, producer, adjudicator, and music scholar, Aaron is the consummate musician. With two CDs to his credit, he has performed around the world including such venues as New Yorkʼs Carnegie Hall, Londonʼs Wembley Arena, Austriaʼs Wilten Basilica, Tokyoʼs Bunkamura Hall, and of course, Hon- oluluʼs Hawaiʻi Theatre. He is well-known for his work with such recording artists as Natalie Ai Kamauu, Nāpua Makua, Weldon Kekauoha, Raiatea Helm, and Nā Palapalai. Aaron brings his ex- periences to the academic institution as an Assistant Professor in Hawaiian Music at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he is concurrently working to finish a PhD in Ethnomusicology. The Mānoa position represents the Universityʼs first concentrated effort to build Hawaiian music programming as a field of academic study.

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