The 50 Years of the Songs of Cecilio & Kapono (C&K) – Anniversary Tour celebrates Henry Kapono’s legacy spanning over five decades of music, leadership, and community support. From the era-defining & iconic songs of C&K to his award-winning and Grammy-nominated solo career and the 30th anniversary of performing “Duke’s on Sunday,” Hawaiߵi’s longest-running live music event in one location, Henry continues to share his music and Mālama Hawaiߵi’s music community through the Henry Kapono Foundation.
This twelve-city, once-in-a-lifetime tour event pays tribute to the songs of C&K in their original style and includes highlights of events & songs throughout Henry’s career. Henry kicks off his lifetime party in July with a solo summer tour in the intimate setting of some of the nation’s most popular music houses throughout the west coast, allowing audiences to join in his 50th celebration with the legend himself.
Henry Kapono rose to immense popularity with the phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) as half of the duo with Cecilio Rodriguez. Asthe first Hawaiߵi group to be signed by a major record label, Columbia Records, C&K helped forge the sound of the 70s “Hawaiian Music Renaissance” with laid-back contemporary island rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‘i. It was not long before Henry’s talent evolved into a successful solo career in the mid-’80s and paved the way to work with some of the country’s most famous musicians and producers. Today as a solo artist, Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter, winning 21 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‛i’s “Grammy’s”), and by public vote, 2021 Favorite Entertainer of the Year.
Henry continues to produce new music, tour and is highly sought after for his creative vision,rich voice, and guitar mastery from acoustic to electric. Ever evolving, Henry is currently the Music Director for the upcoming film, Shaka-A Story Of Aloha and Co-Producer of a full-length documentary film, “Home in the Islands,” on the pop culture of music in Hawaiʻi . In addition to his debut as a film Producer, he is celebrating 30 years of performing live at “Duke’s on Sunday”on Waikīkī Beach, the 5th anniversary of the Henry Kapono Foundation he co-founded with his wife in 2018, and is the recipient of the 2023 Punahou Academy Alumni Association’s most prestigious “O” In Life Award in recognition of Henry’s exemplary community service.