Capitol Modern: The Hawaii State Art Museum

The Vibe

Jan 16, 2023 • 6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Join us on January 13th for the latest installment of The Vibe, a monthly live music series held at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, in partnership with the Dae Han Ensemble. Special guests include Abe Lagrimas on vibraphone, Jabari Prevost on tenor sax, and recently announced Hawai‘i State Poet Laureate, Brandy Nālani McDougall. On the grand lanai, Pau Hana Painters will return, along with food vendors and our bar, sponsored by the Friends of HiSAM.

About the Artists

Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a musician, composer, educator, and author who plays the drums, vibraphone, and ukulele, and studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2012, he competed in the highly prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and has worked with many artists such as Eric Marienthal, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Dontae Winslow, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Coltrane, Jake Shimabukuro, and Kenny Endo, and continues to be an in–demand session musician in Los Angeles.

Jabari Prevost

Jabari Prevost is a professional multi–instrumentalist, freelance musician and music educator based inHonolulu, Hawaii. He has supported and recorded with local and international artists such as NaturalVibrations, Steve Smith (Journey),Yoza, Tim Rose, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck), and KikuCollins (Beyonce, Gloria Gaynor).

Brandy Nālani McDougall

Brandy Nālani McDougall was born and raised on Maui in the ahupuaʻa of Aʻapueo in Kula. McDougall is the author of the poetry collection, The Salt–Wind, Ka Makani Paʻakai (2008). She teaches as an Associate Professor of American Studies specializing in Indigenous Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her second poetry collection, ʻĀina Hānau, Birth Land, is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press in Summer 2023. She has made substantial contributions to Hawaiʻi literature and community as an editor and publisher, as a teacher and mentor (at Kamehameha Schools, at UH Mānoa, and in community settings), and as a literary event organizer. As part of her term as Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate, McDougall wants to highlight the ways in which poetry can heal and bring connection.

Dae Han

Dae Han’s swift, technical style on the drums compliments every situation, from jazz and funk to R&B, reggae, and hip hop. Dae Han is the unsung backbone behind progressive Honolulu acts and international artists. He’s the go-to drummer whenever Japanese rapper Shing02 tours the US and Asia with a full band. In 2019, Takuya Kuroda tapped Dae to organize a band to support the Brooklyn-based trumpeter’s gig at Blue Note Hawaii. Dae also recently teamed up with guitarist Gilbert Batangan and bassist Mark Tanouye to open for Khruangbin. Every year he organizes an always impressive jazz-forward tribute to the late J Dilla.

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