Sedona News – Beat the summer heat with an escape to the islands and an evening of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian music! The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “Island Joy Music” — featuring Nani and Keith Lowery — live in concert on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
For those who have lived in or traveled to Hawaii, Island Joy Music is sure to transport you back to the islands.
Through their distinctive blend of ukulele and Ubass, complimentary blend of vocals, and varied repertoire, Nani and Keith will satisfy the listener’s tropical hunger. During their set, the audience will be provided with a sampling of songs from many of the islands, such as Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and The Big Island.
As an added bonus, you can sail away with them to French Polynesia, as Nani and Keith perform songs from that part of the South Pacific. Don’t get too comfortable in your seats, because you will be given a chance to learn the Hukilau hula, a dance commonly learned by tourists at a Luau in Waikiki.
The night will conclude with a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, a song written and sung by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (Bruddah Iz).
Nani & Keith Lowery are Island Joy Music. They have performed traditional Hawaiian music at prestigious venues around the country. In addition, they have recently been featured on Holland America Line cruises, performing traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian music. Nani plays the tenor, concert and baritone ukuleles, and Keith plays the UBass (Bass ukulele). Both of these entertainers sing, as well.
Island Joy Music will take the stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. All tickets include a meet-and-greet with Nani and Keith Lowery in the lobby after the show.
For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.