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Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series

Saturday July 12
Noon to 1 p.m.

Men In Grey Suits is Honolulu's hottest Surf Rock band. Guitarist – and Bishop Museum employee – Chad Hamman was visited in his sleep one night by a mystical spirit telling him that Honolulu needs a new Surf Rock Band to liven things up a bit. A few well placed advertisements drew Robbin Henley, Jr., Florida native surfer and guitarist extraordinaire in to the band. Soon followed by bassist Michael Clare, refugee from the space rock/fusion world of Gong who found himself stranded in paradise and the lure of the psychedelic tinged sounds of the surf guitars pulled him in. Drummer Alvin Fejarang, a veteran of 20 years in the phenomenal O'ahu band Kalapana couldn't resist the challenge of providing the rhythms and the rest is for the future to uncover.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
Ashley Lilinoe

Saturday July 19
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

HONOLULU PULSE, April 15, 2014

"I am my music," said singer-songwriter Ashley Lilinoe. "I take time to grow."

Born on O'ahu and raised in a musical household on the island's east side, she picked up an ukulele at the age of 6 and learned how to play by watching older family members and mimicking what she saw and heard.

At 12, she began writing her own songs and poetry, but it wasn't until high school that the artist born Ashely Adams-Soderberg discovered her love for composing music with a guitar. Offering up a sound she describes as "acoustic neo-soul meets jazzy R&B flowing with a bluesy reggae all in one source kind of force," Lilinoe dropped out of college after one semester, opting instead to follow her heart and live adventurously through her original songs.

Kau Ka Lā: Summer of Guitars Concert Series
2doBem and Mike Shanahan

Saturday July 26
Noon to 1 p.m.
Included with Museum admission

2doBemHonolulu's freshest sounds are being generated by Brazilian jazz band, 2doBem. Band members Bernardo Barros on guitar and vocals, and Rogerio Araujo on percussion and vocals offer a blend of traditional Brazilian samba and bossa nova mixed with jazz and funk influences.

The duo has been enjoying increasing popularity since their debut performance to enthusiastic crowds at the 2009 downtown Mardi Gras stage. The band's name, 2doBem, is a play on the Portuguese phrase "Tudo bem", a familiar greeting within the Brazilian community;translated loosely as "It's all good". Barros and Araujo reinterpret the phrase as 2doBem, or "Two do well".

Mike ShanahanMike Shanahan will open Brazilian Day in the Kau Ka Lā Summer of Guitar series with Brazilian classical guitar music by Brazil's greatest classical composer, Heitor Villa Lobos.

Mike is Bishop Museum's Director of Visitor Experience and Planetarium. He started playing classical guitar while a college student at the University of Lancaster (England). He studied in Seattle for 15 years with his primary instructor, Gary Bissiri, where he also performed in master classes for David Russell, William Kanengiser, Ben Verdery and others. Mike currently presents the Saturday night 'Stars and Guitars' planetarium program at Bishop Museum's Watumull Planetarium.