Venue: Concert Hall
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Taimane with her quartet, plus Polynesian and contemporary dancers
“I didn’t see anyone at the [SXSW 2019] festival doing anything close to what she [Taimane] does on stage. She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances.” – Austin American-Statesman
Now is your chance to catch ukulele virtuoso and rising star, Taimane!
In fresh and full blossom, she brings her palette of artistic color to Escondido for a one-night-only performance on October 19th. Born and raised in Hawaii of hapa Samoan descent, Taimane is renowned for both her pyrotechnics on the four-string island staple and prowess in using music and movement to paint vibrant images that elicit deep emotional response. Taimane will feature her band, Ramiro Marziani (classical guitar), Jonathan Heraux (percussion) and Baethoven (violin, background vocals), as well as dancers, Li‘o (Polynesian dance) and Sky Fung (contemporary dance).
2019 has seen Taimane establish herself as one of the most exciting new stars in world music. She kicked off the year presenting concerts in New York at the largest performing arts gathering in the world and garnered major praise and buzz. Taimane quickly built additional momentum at the mega SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX where National Public Radio (NPR) hailed Taimane as one of the week’s stand-out artists. Since then, she has continued to soar experiencing an explosion of new fans around the globe (over 100% growth in online followers), garnering the spotlight from Reuters News Agency, packing venues across Europe and selling out all five of her North American concerts this summer.
After over a decade of passionately pursuing her art and investing in herself year after year, Taimane is poised to share her music and vision of Hawaii with the world. Come experience her beauty, grace and passion and see why Taimane is quickly becoming a global cultural beacon.
Advance ticket purchase recommended. Taimane has sold out concerts across America in 2019.
- Over 15 million video views & 250,000 social media followers
- 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year (Hawaii’s most esteemed music awards)
- Sold out headline shows in New York, Washington D.C., Denver, San Diego, West Palm Beach, Napa, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Oceanside, La Jolla, Maui, Hawaii Island and more
“Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” – Pierce Brosnan (aka 007)
“My first pick is a woman from Honolulu…Taimane Gardner…I entered this room…and she’s playing the ukulele like you would not believe. She can do so much with this tiny little instrument.” – Katie Presley, NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” – “Music Discoveries from SXSW 2019” Episode
“A phenomenally talented ukulele virtuoso, Taimane has developed a flamenco-inspired strumming technique that is breathtaking.” – Jon Woodhouse, The Maui News
“It was an incredible performance!” – Todd Stein, President & CEO, Mid-America Arts Alliance
“What an amazing artist!” – Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts, Sun Valley Center
Buy tickets at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12 – 6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.