CreativeMornings: Keilana – June 28, 2024

DATE AND TIME
Friday, June 28, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION
The Barn at SALT at Our Kakaʻako

COST
FREE

Join us at CreativeMornings Honolulu in The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako on Friday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

CreativeMornings Honolulu seminar with Kamehameha Schools alumna Keilana Mokulehua, at The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

Keilana is a dynamic force in the music industry, hailing from the vibrant cultural tapestry of Hawai‘i and now making waves in the bustling streets of Brooklyn, New York. A bi-coastal powerhouse vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, her passion for music has led her to critical acclaim as one of Hawai‘i’s most promising R&B artists and the next big thing to come from the islands. Keilana’s journey is one of discovery, self-love, perseverance and advocacy for the advancement of indigenous people, women, and humanity.

Keilana’s talent knows no bounds. She’s worked in Hawai‘i’s music industry for over 12 years as a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, touring, and gigging musician. In 2023, Keilana broadened her horizons by relocating to the east coast in New York. Her desire to cultivate new and innovative opportunities for the R&B/Soul scene in Hawai‘i and reinvigorate the definition of Hawaiian Music to the world has resulted in a bi-coastal lifestyle and work ethic, opening her live performances and appearances to not just Hawai‘i or New York, but worldwide.

After experiencing the many facets of the music world, she has a vision and message for fellow musicians, listeners, and aspiring creators: humanity is in dire need of art to cultivate connection. connection to our past, present, and future and also to those around us who call this planet our home. Her goal is to become an example of a global citizen— understanding the world she lives in, the world around her, and to amplify the voices of those in need of compassion. Her dedication to her craft has earned her prestigious accolades, including 2 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for “Most Promising Artist” and “Best R&B Album” in 2021. Her Grammy nominated debut album “I Am” soared to the top of the iTunes R&B charts, capturing the hearts of listeners worldwide with its soulful melodies and empowering lyrics.

In 2021, she went viral on TikTok and Instagram for her work in the wedding industry, which took her across the US and catapulted her to “Best Soloist Musician” at the NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) in 2024. She has serenaded countless couples, families, and organizations through her performances.

Keilana’s influence extends far beyond the realm of music. With a background as an educator at Kamehameha Schools and The University of Hawai‘i West Oahu, she understands the importance of knowledge and empowerment. As an advocate for global citizenship, she believes in the power of learning about the world around us and sharing our experiences to foster understanding and connection, to create new and useful resources for future generations.

Keilana’s commitment to making a difference doesn’t stop there. She has lent her voice to causes close to her heart, using her platform to raise awareness for issues such as mentorship, mental health, and domestic violence as a board member of non-profit organization, Women Speaking Out. Her passion for creating a reality that brings happiness and pride shines through in everything she does.

From performing at the White House for the President to touring the world and sharing her music with diverse audiences, Keilana’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of art and the human spirit. Whether she’s writing songs for TV, film, and commercials or captivating audiences with her soul-stirring performances, Keilana is a beacon of hope and inspiration in a world in need of both.

This event is FREE but seating is limited and registration is required.
*If registration is sold out, make sure to sign up for the waitlist to be notified if space opens!

Registration begins Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m. HST.

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