Dayan Kai: Mauka Makai

Friday, February 10th at 7:30pm

Presented with Mana'o Radio

Dayan ("DAY-uhn") Kai is a true force of musical nature. An artist whose abilities and
style know few bounds, Dayan is known for his soulful voice, powerful songwriting, and
multi-instrumental prowess. “Dayan is perhaps one of the most complete and talented
musicians . . . not only is he a dazzling multi-instrumentalist, but also a soulful vocalist
with a stratospheric range and a poignant songwriter who knows how to heal with his

Born on the island of Maui, Kai grew up living bouncing between Hawaii and California.
He has toured and performed extensively across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia
as a solo artist and with many artists including Keith Greeninger, Joe Craven, Jimmy
Dillon, Wilmont Kahaiali’i, Melissa Crabtree, and many others. On the island of Maui he
performed in ‘Ulalena and then as served as the musical director and
multiinstrumentalist for Burnin’ Love.

This intimate solo show will feature Dayan Kai’s original compositions inspired by
nature, love, and the humor of our social predicament. His artistry touches various
intersections of acoustic, blues, jazz, Americana, folk, Hawaiian, and world music. His
songs touch the deep chords of our humanity and connect us with ourselves and each
other. Kai will primarily play piano and guitar, but you can bet there will be some other
instrumental surprises throughout the evening. This blind, haole, gringo, son-of-a-
lesbian never ceases to entertain his audiences with his vivacious humor and relentless
quest for peace through music.

“Dayan Kai’s supersonic voice is big enough to cause a tidal wave one minute and rich
enough to turn a choppy sea into a smooth clear lake the next. And then there is the
phalanx of instruments he has mastered and the stunning song craft. Dayan Kai is a
talent mightily personified and an absolute joy to experience.”

Kama'aina ONLY $20!!!
Regular price $25 
$30 VIP (best seating positions in small groups with their own tables)
$15 Keiki

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*Patrons are required to follow all current CDC, local and state guidelines while on premises.
ProArts Playhouse
1280 South Kihei Road
HI 96753