Upcoming Shows

Sunday, August 30, 2014, 3:00-3:30 PM
Fest du Nord
Sing-alongs, movement, and more with Lau Hawaiian Collective musicians Kim Sueoka and Dave Kapell, plus an afternoon full of other performances by Fest du Nord musicians!
YMCA Camp du Nord, Ely, MN
For concert tickets, event info, and/or camp registration, visit the YMCA website, and Fest du Nord’s Facebook event

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00-2:45 PM (Festival begins at 10 AM)
Art at Rice Creek Festival – FREE!
Manomin Park Pavilion Stage, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432
More Info: banfill-locke.org

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:30-4:00 PM (event begins at 12 PM)
Water Festival: A dance and music festival during St. Paul Open Streets – FREE!
Featuring culturally-based music and dance performances that reflect the diversity of our community’s values towards water.
1037 University Avenue West, St. Paul (In front of AGAPE School)
More Info: WisdomDances.com

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Kids Clubhouse
Live, interactive program filmed at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s Star Studio
Lau Musicians: David Burk and Kim Sueoka
All are welcome, but studio seating is limited – please contact us if you are interested in attending this program – mahalo!

Friday, March 7, 2014 is Forever Wild Family Friday!

Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00-8:00 pm
(8:00-8:30 smores & marshmallow roasting)
Nā Mele Wai: Hawaiian Fresh Water Songs program
Forever Wild Family Friday (All ages)
Lebanon Hills Visitor Center
Lebanon Hills Regional Park
860 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55123
(651) 554-6530
FREE – Registration is recommended. Register online, or call (952) 891-7000.

Performers: David Burk (guitar, lap steel, ‘uke), Dave Kapell (glass harp, ‘uke), Kim Sueoka (vocals, ‘uke, hula ‘ili‘ili)

This joyful, interactive concert features traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs and hulas on the theme of fresh water, or wai.  Join the members of Lau Hawaiian Collective on this journey through the sweet, poignant, rollicking music of the Hawaiian Islands with singing, ‘ukulele, hula ‘ili‘ili (hula with water-washed pebbles), kīkā (guitar), and kīkā kila (lap steel guitar), and stories from Hawai‘i’s past and present .  Nā Mele Wai is an invitation to celebrate humanity’s shared reverence for water and to explore the place of water in today’s world.

Highlights of 2013 – Many Mahalos!

Aloha, Friends!
As we reflect on this amazing year, we are SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL for the encouragement and support you have given us by coming to our concerts, volunteering to help us with concerts and publicity, inviting us to share our concerts and family programs with your neighborhoods and communities, and by making donations to our organization. Your involvement has made it possible for us to share our love of Hawaiian music and culture in ways we could never have imagined, so mahalo, mahalo, mahalo to you from our moved and inspired hearts.

We’d like to share some of the highlights of our year with you – all made possible by the support of individual donors and local organizations:

• We performed on the Schubert Club’s Family Concert Series and at Lyngblomsten’s Midsummer Festival.

• We performed five free outdoor family concerts in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Three of these concerts were presented in collaboration with puppeteer Tom Lieberman and Luke the Uke.

• We were musical guests on Kids Clubhouse, a live, closed-circuit television program for patients, families, and visitors of The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

• We were featured on world music showcases at The Cedar Cultural Center and Como Lakeside Pavilion.

• We worked with Heartland Youth Choir, the Des Moines Choral Society, Ames Children’s Choirs, and Ames Chamber Artists to produce two concerts of Hawaiian choral music in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa.

• We presented our Hawaiian Fresh Water Songs educational program at Monroe Elementary School (Des Moines, IA), Central Elementary School (Nevada, IA), United Community School (Boone, IA), and Timber Ridge Elementary School (Johnston, IA).

• We presented our Hawaiian Fresh Water Songs educational program at Augustana Lutheran Church’s summer music camp.

• We were featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s Minnesota Sounds and Voices and on KFAI’s Groovin Plenty.

• We were named one of Minnesota Public Radio’s Top 9 Minnesota Arts Stories in 2013.

MPR’s Top 9 Minnesota Arts Stories in 2013

Lau Hawaiian Collective named among Minnesota Public Radio’s top 9 Minnesota Arts Stories in 2013

Nathaniel Minor, Minnesota Public Radio News (Arts and Culture), December 23, 2013
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Without a doubt, the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra lockout and the departure of beloved music director Osmo Vänskä headlined arts news in Minnesota this year. But beyond that, our reporters found many other compelling stories that deserve another look.

1) A little Hawaii, when we needed it most  Continue reading

Hear LHC Musicians in Concert This Month!

December 12-16
Shahzore performs with Cantus
Christmas with Cantus

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Stillwater, and Wayzata

December 13-15
Rahn performs with VocalEssence
Welcome Christmas

Featuring Dave Brubeck’s La Fiesta de la Posada, which includes a mariachi band.
Apple Valley, Edina, and Minneapolis

December 17 and 23
Kim and Andrew perform in The Mirandola Ensemble’s Christmas Concerts
Featuring new arrangements and original compositions written for The Mirandola Ensemble.
St. Paul and Minneapolis

December 18
Dave Kapell performs with The Meteor Boys and Katy Vernon
9:00-11:00 pm at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis

December 19-22
Shahzore performs with Cantus
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

The Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis

December 19-22
Kim, David Burk, and Andrew perform with The Rose Ensemble
And Glory Shone Around: An Early American Christmas

Duluth, St. Paul, Edina, Minneapolis, and Apple Valley

December 20-22
Rahn plays with Minnesota Dance Theater
Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy

Featuring the Nutcracker Orchestra
The State Theater, Minneapolis