KISS Me with Music

By Léo Azambuja

Fran Nestel and Trishana Star performing Ke Aloha O Ke Akua.

Fran Nestel and Trishana Star performing Ke Aloha O Ke Akua.

The Kaua‘i Island Singers Showcase, also known as KISS, threw a free afternoon concert for music lovers at the classy Mahiko Lounge at Kilohana Plantation July 20.

Nine talented singers plus Hank Curtis on the piano and Cary Valentine on the percussion performed 19 songs for a full house during the Island Rhythms & Songs of the New Millennium concert.

Interestingly, the afternoon concert opened and closed on a sweet — or fruity — note.

The first song was Lilikoi Lizzie, written by Fran Nestel, who performed alongside Hank Curtis. Lilikoi means passion fruit in Hawaiian language. Nestel also wrote and performed the concert’s last song, Kaua‘i Mango Man.

Stay tuned for KISS’ next concert.

By |2016-11-10T05:41:45+00:00August 5th, 2014|1 Comment

About the Author:

Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

One Comment

  1. Nolan Nerell December 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    The picture of me and Loya Whitmer could use a correction. Im not from Princeville, I’ve been living in Lihue for five years now, would never state otherwise. Just friends, just friends. Aloha

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