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Taimane and Trio to Perform at Palace Theater on May 31

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Hawai‘i ukulele sensation Taimane will perform live for one night only at the Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance is part of Taimane’s “Elemental” CD release tour, which has included sold out shows nationwide. She and her trio—including ukulele, classical guitar, vocals and percussion— will perform songs from the new album, available on June 5.

Two years in the making, the album is described as an exploration of natural and metaphysical worlds, featuring songs written by Taimane herself. The song titles include ”Water,” “Air,” “Earth,” “Fire” and “Ether” as well as mythic references to other worlds including “Hades” and a bonus track, “Atlantis.”

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Taimane’s electric performances incorporate genres spanning classical, rock, flamenco and tribal hymns. They have drawn more than 8 million online video viewings. An O‘ahu native, Taimane has shared the stage with artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. She has also headlined her own shows in New York, Washington D.C., San Diego, San Jose and Santa Cruz.

“Every so often we discover an artist as he or she is about to emerge into a much bigger arena,” said Bruce Labadie, San Jose Jazz Artistic and Festival Director. “These experiences have included Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. Now, we have a new discovery—Taimane. She’s destined for a big, bright future, and I encourage you to catch her show as soon as you can.”

Doors for the May 31 show will open at 6:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students and $35 for reserved seating. All tickets will be $5 more on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Palace Theater box office, or by phone at (808) 934-7010, weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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