Arts and Entertainment

Music from the Hawaiian islands comes to San Juan Island

HAPA - Contributed photo
— image credit: Contributed photo

Hawaii's super group, Hapa, comes to San Juan Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, bringing the sounds of their islands to ours for the first time.

Hapa features founder Barry Flanagan and sing-songwriter Ron Kuala’au. The duo recently played itself on the popular CBS series, Hawaii Five-O, in an episode that saw more than 17 million viewers

Flanagan is a prolific and award-winning composer and performer. Hapa’s first release in 1994 remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music.

The two musicians met in the 1980s in Maui.

“Ron was one of my first Hawaiian music teachers and one of the main influences on the “Hapa sound” that we found in the 1980s,” said Flanagan.

For more information, visit

The Business Partner for Hapa is Wildwood Manor Bed and Breakfast.  Concert tickets are $26 for adults, $12 for student reserved, with $5 RUSH at the door.  Tickets are also available on-line at

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates