Songs of Hawaii Aug. 11 in OP; free Aug. 12 by the Bean
Updated: April 3, 2013 7:06PM
Jason Iakona Poole, a gifted artist who can transport you with his beautiful voice and vivid stories, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Halau i Ka Pono — the Hula School of Chicago — at 38 Lake St., in Oak Park. Also at this event, “An Evening of Hawaiian Songs, Stories and Hula,” the women of Halau i Ka Pono will do a few guest hulas. Cost is $10 in advance online www.eventbrite.com/event/3819534330 or $15 at the door (cash or check only).
Jason Iakona Poole and the women of Halau i Ka Pono will perform for free at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at Millenium Park’s Family Fun Festival. Look for them in the big white tent next to the Bean.
Call (708) 445-1651 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Poole received his bachelor of fine arts in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon and moved to New York City to pursue a theatrical career. Poole has been seriously studying the cultural traditions, stories and songs of Molokai with kupuna (elder) Pilipo “Pops” Solatorio and has just come back from a month of intensive study in Hawaii. Poole is also known as the “Accidental Hawaiian Crooner,“ www.accidentalhawaiiancrooner.com and has performed in Hawaii, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago’s own Halau i Ka Pono — the Hula School of Chicago in Oak Park.