Hawaii is a place that seduces all of the senses – the sights of the turquoise waters, the scents of plumeria, the feel of the sand between your toes, regional cuisine and last but not least the music! From Don Ho to Bruno Mars to Benise Nights of Fire – Hawaii delivers when it comes to music!
When you think of Hawaiian music you may think of IZ – Israel Kamakawiwo`ole, Don Ho or The Hawaiian Wedding Song. The soothing sounds of the ukelele can transport anyone back to Hawaii with timeless songs such as Hi`ilawe which was written in the late 1800s, and is still very popular today.
Hawaii is still producing some of the best musicians in the world. My Pandora station is currently locked to the Bruno Mars station. Bruno Mars was raised in Honolulu and is currently topping the charts with songs such as Locked Out of Heaven, Grenade (why are people throwing grenades at his girlfriend anyway??) and When I Was Your Man (swoon).
Several musicians who now call Hawaii home have ventured into the business world. One example is Mick Fleetwood who now owns a restaurant on Maui, Fleetwoods on Front Street. Not only does it have a great atmosphere, food and entertainment but Mick is often at his restaurant and can be found mingling with the guests.
Benise Nights of Fire
If you love music you will not want to miss the brand new show in Waikiki – Benise Nights of Fire. This is the first show to rock Waikiki’s nightlife in quite a while. Benise combines his Spanish Guitar with a talented dance troupe to take you on a epic journey through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Argentinean Tango, African Drumming, Pacific Islander and more!
Benise is hailed as “The Prince of Spanish Guitar.” You may recognize him from his critically- acclaimed performance on Dancing With The Stars. (Yes go ahead and admit it – you secretly watch Dancing With The Stars – for the record I am cheering for Kellie Pickler). Check out the performance of Benise and his Dance Troupe on Dancing With The Stars here:
Benise Nights of Fire takes place every evening at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Magic of Polynesia Showroom. In this Waikiki setting it is such a thrill to experience the tribute Benise plays to Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – ‘IZ’. Sky, a local Hawaiian dancer, performs a emotional hula dance as IZ sings his famous version of the classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on a giant video screen. Benise and cast join in while volcanos erupt and a surreal ‘rainbow’ appears in the theater.
If you are looking for a great way to unwind after a day of Hawaii Tours and Hawaii Activities and want the best in Oahu Entertainment don’t miss Benise Nights of Fire. Hawaii Discount is offering discount prices on Benise Nights of Fire tickets so be sure to check them out and learn about the variety of ticket packages: General Admission, VIP, Producer Circle and the limited Wedding Package.
Who are your favorite Hawaiian Songs and Perfomers?