Four Seasons: Hawaiian Cultural Celebrations

Sunday, July 7, 2024: Hawaiian Cultural Celebration

Lower Lobby

  • 10:30 am – 4:30 pm – Workshops by Love Lanai and demonstrations by Pono Fernandez
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm and 1:30-3:00 pm – Musical performance by Shawn Pimental

Pono Fernandez has been formally training in the art of hula since a child. An award-winning hula dancer, she has shared stages around the world with musical artists, including Robert Cazimero, Hookena, Kainani Kahaunaele, Na Leo Pilimehana, Hawaiian Style Band, and others. Besides having a deep love for hula, she is also a writer, scholar, educator, and a student of feather work. Performing with Kulaiwi weaves all her worlds together and is her opportunity to share her mission of aloha aina (“love of the land”), uplifting Hawaiian and indigenous knowledge.

Shawn Kekoa Pimental is a five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and Grammy nominated music producer and artist. He has produced records for Kealii Reichel, Lehua Kalima, Na Palapalai, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, Na Leo Pilimehana, Kainani Kahaunaele, Justin Young, Chad Takatsugi, Three Plus, Rebel Souljahz and more. Shawn has also shared the stage with Janet Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, America and Jack Johnson and worked with award winning Kumu Hula across Hawaii.

Sunset Sessions

  • Kiawe Outdoor – Ancestral Dining and Storytelling
  • Musical performances by Anthony Michael featuring Adam Topol

Anthony Michael has been a fixture in the Nashville music scene for more than 11 years, combining his urban Philly roots with an originally fresh songwriting style to create an eclectic flavour of music that provokes the mind and soothes the soul. Fuelled by the success of his albums North & South, LIVE AT EXIT/IN, and Meant To Be, Anthony has been a breakout artist playing more than 1,200 shows in the US and global locations. He has performed as the opening act for top artists including G. Love, Natalie Hemby (The Highwomen), David Nail, Chris Janson, Chuck Wicks, James Otto, Cole Taylor, Casey Beathard, Kelleigh Bannen and Firefall. In addition, Anthony has performed alongside Keith Urban, Deana Carter, and Kenny Rogers.

Adam Topol built a considerable career over two decades playing drums and percussion with Jack Johnson, Joey Santiago (Pixies), Neil Halstead (Slowdive) and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)The 2016 release of Regardless of the Dark marked his solo debut, where he stepped out from behind the drum kit for the first time. Cuando is his newest full length (Everloving Records) with production by Matt Costa Music. Born and raised in Reno, Topol received a formal jazz education at Boston’s Berklee School of Music and studied in Havana, Cuba before landing in his current abode, Los Angeles. He’s off a two-year world tour with Jack Johnson, sharing the stage with Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and reggae legend Horace Andy.