Lincoln Center's American Songbook
About Kalani Peʻa
The words and music of Hawai‘i make their joyous American Songbook debut with a visit from singer-songwriter Kalani Pe‘a, a two-time Grammy Award winner for Best Regional Roots album. The classically trained tenor with a charming and dynamic onstage presence has won praise for his dedication to Hawaiian language fluency, and a musical range that runs from traditional chant to Hawaiian classics, original songs to R&B. Pe‘a began singing at age four to address a stutter as a child, and his natural talent was subsequently recognized in singing competitions. Pe‘a’s Grammy wins have led to sold-out concerts in Hawai‘i, Japan, and the West Coast. Now American Songbook is proud to invite him to a rare East Coast appearance.