November 10, 2015 > Evening of Aloha features award-winning musician
Evening of Aloha features award-winning musician
Submitted By Moreau Catholic High School
Teacher, musician, author, and producer Patrick Landeza shares his music and talented students for an ÒEvening of AlohaÓ on Sunday, November 15 at Moreau Catholic High SchoolÕs Ivaldi Student Center in Hayward. The show will feature students in MoreauÕs Music, Hula, and `Ukulele Ministries, which Landeza coordinates.
Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza, Hawaiian slack key guitarist extraordinaire, made Hawaiian music history as the first musician based on the mainland to win the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Award, considered to be HawaiiÕs equivalent to the Grammy. Landeza is a Hawaii Music Award winner and was recently awarded Listen for Life's "Musician of the Heart Award". The Listen for Life organization produced a world music concert for peace at New York's Carnegie Hall, which included Landeza.
He is a leading exponent of ki hoÕalu, the Hawaiian slack key guitar style that Hawaiian cowboys developed in the 19th century when they loosened Ð or ÒslackedÓ Ð their guitar strings for a lower, more resonant sound. Born and raised in Berkeley to Hawaii-born parents, Landeza studied slack key from masters like Cyril Pahinui, Ray Kane, and Dennis Kamakahi. Landeza is not only one of the top slack key performers around, he is also a musical bridge between Hawaii and California Ð he plays, in his words, Òtraditional Hawaiian music with a Berkeley twist.Ó
He recently wrote a children's book entitled "Danny's Hawaiian Journey," that speaks about cultural identity. He also has a line of fruit jams, a clothing line, and handmade jewelry that are available at all of his performances.
Landeza currently teaches at Moreau Catholic High School where he is the Associate Campus Minister and coordinates the Music Ministry program. Joining Landeza at ÒEvening of AlohaÓ will be Bryan Lorenz and Alex Herrera. Funds raised will benefit the Music Ministry program.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online at www.moreaucatholic.org or by calling (510) 881-4346. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
Evening of Aloha
Sunday, Nov 15
Moreau Catholic High School
Ivaldi Student Center
27170 Mission Blvd, Hayward
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students