JULY, 13 2019
The Poke Bowl feat Jake Shimabukuro and Fiji
Ineffable Live and Second Octave Presents The Poke Bowl featuring Jake Shimabukuro, FIJI, Anuhea, Kanekoa, live at SOMO Village Event Center on Saturday, June 13!
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♦ SHOW INFORMATION ♦
Door Time- 5:00 PM
Show Time- TBA
All Ages Show- Children 5 years old and younger have free admission to SOMO Concerts when accompanied by a paid adult 18 years or older.
♦ BAND INFORMATION ♦
Though some still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele (oo-koo-LAY-lay) players and composers.
Jake’s latest release is Live, his first full-length CD since 2006’s best-selling Gently Weeps. After taping dozens of U.S. and overseas performances Jake chose these tracks as representing “the best of the best” of his live playing. Every track reveals a different side of the ukulele: soft and sensitive at times, other times cheery and playful, occasionally dramatic, and, once in a while, hard and aggressive. The 17-song CD, released on April 14, includes 12 Shimabukuro originals (Nine versions of his best-known compositions, plus four brand-new tunes) and five covers (including a jaw-dropping version of J.S. Bach’s “Two-Part Invention No. 4 in D Minor”; an amazing interpretation of “Thriller,” the Rod Temperton song made famous by Michael Jackson). Of course there’s a live version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” which might be Jake’s best-recorded version yet! More on Jake Shimabukuro at jakeshimabukuro.com
Polynesian recording artist George “Fiji” Veikoso is one of the most original and dynamic entertainers the Pacific Rim has produced who continues to be one of the most influential artists in contemporary Island Reggae music. Since leaving his Fijian island homeland and settling in Hawaii at the age of 14, Fiji’s golden voice and expansive musical repertoire have launched him onto the world stage as a pioneer of the Lost Coast Sound.
Since his 1994 album debut. “Evolution” to 2010’s digital only release “Fiji EP,” Fiji’s musical output has earned him numerous industry accolades and awards such as Hawaii’s Na’Hoku Hanohano Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Favorite Entertainer of the Year” and “People’s Choice Award.” Fiji’s collaboration on the “Island Warriors” compilation album earned a Grammy-nomination for Best Reggae Album, an accomplishment that only a few Hawaii-based artists have achieved. More on Fiji at fijitheartist.com
Anuhea is a Hawaiian contemporary singer/songwriter with an easygoing island style who made her recording debut in 2009. She cites Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, India.Arie, and Jason Mraz among her primary influences. Born Rylee Anuheake’alaokalokelani Jenkins (aka Anuhea Jenkins) on December 10, 1985, on the island of Maui, she issued 2009’s Anuhea on the One Hawaii Music label. Featuring the song “Right Love, Wrong Time,” it was a Billboard World Albums number two and also appeared on the Heatseekers and independent albums charts. She followed it with For Love the day before Valentine’s Day 2012 and Butterflies: Live on Mailboat Records in 2013. The latter was a Top Three reggae album. She hit the World Albums chart again with the Shoulders EP in 2016 before releasing the full-length Follow Me, her Universal Music debut, in 2017. More on Anuhea at anuheajams.com
Kanekoa describes its music as ukulele powered hawai’ian reggae folk rock. Kanekoa has been playing together since 1999, melding elements of Hawaiian, Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae and improvisation into a truly unique sound. Kanekoa appears as in a few forms: as a three piece acoustic trio with Kaulana Kanekoa (rhythm ukulele/lead vocals), Vince Esquire (lead ukulele/backing vocals), and Travis Rice (cajon/congas, backing vocals); a four piece “acoustic full band” with two acoustic ukulele’s, cajon/congas, and bass; as well as a 4 piece full band, aka “The Monster” with 2 electrified ukuleles, bass, kit, and keyboards. More on Kanekoa at kanekoaband.com