Posted - 06/16/2009 : 05:17:02 AM
Please pass the word along via email or phone friends and family. Mahalo
for your support and see you on Saturday! Mahalo- Kamaka
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA. Phone for Reservations: (626) 398-7917
"If Can Can. If No Can. No Can."
Hawaiian Pidgin English Stories with Kamaka Brown
Hawai’ian island native Kamaka Brown returns to the Coffee Gallery Backstage with his show of original short stories accompanied by guitarist T.Dan Hofstedt. His January 2009 show was sold out.This is a whole band show with all the trimmings. Outstanding.
Brown, a comic, writer, and producer born and raised in Hawai’i now lives in Southern California. He has a catalog of original stories written in Hawai’ian Pidgin English of pre-statehood Hawai’i told through the eyes of a child living in rural O’ahu.
You will enjoy a nostalgic romp through the back roads of country living and the wide eyed wonder of being part of the blue collar neighborhoods of urban Honolulu. Brown’s shows are a “back porch” hang loose journey filled with stories, humor, memories and music.
This is a one of a kind unique show that must be experienced to understand. Previously sold out shows in Southern California attest to the power of the spoken word and the joy of a simple solo guitar playing softly like a gentle breeze blowing along a north shore beach at sunset.
Coffee Gallery Back Stage’s Bob Stane says of this show:
“Kamaka Brown and his show of music and stories is one of my all time favorite shows at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. This is an offering from a sharp, professional comedian and talented musician replete with a full cadre of supporting wits and players.
This is a genuine musical presentation with a generous serving of funny stagecraft. What a delight they are. He and his musician friends weave a tuneful spell between stories of childhood thrills, vivid memories and unique adventures. All from the perspective of soothing country life in sleepy Hawaii. Music is played. Philosophy is exchanged and native wisdom shared. And the music! If anyone in the audience does not like the multi-instrumental extravaganza they are "soul deprived" and seriously humor impaired. The lyrics are clever and funny.”
The show will feature slack key guitarist T.Dan Hofstedt. T.Dan has two beautiful CDs out with his original compositions. “T.Dan has been influenced by the masters of slack key. His music flows sweet and melodic a perfect background to my stories,” Brown said.
Native Hawai’ian band O’ahu joins Kamaka with musical selections drifting in and out of the story telling. By popular demand there are two shows.. Call after June 1st - tell'em you want tickets for one the June 20th shows of Hawaiian Pidgin English Stories with Kamaka Brown. Saturday, June 20.
Matinee: 3:30PM Evening Show: 7:00 P.M.