Island Breeze brings music and hula dancing to Linfield

Ihilani Kamaka ’15

A night of Hawaiian music and hula dancing at Linfield College will transport listeners out of rainy Oregon. 

Linfield College will present “Island Breeze,” featuring Linfield alumni as well as award-winning musicians, on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

Musicians include Chris Kamaka (bass and vocals), Del Beazley (guitar and vocals), Herb Ohta, Jr. (ukulele), Christopher Kamaka, a 2012 Linfield graduate (guitar and vocals), Ihilani Kamaka, a 2015 Linfield graduate (hula) and Kaohu McCabe (cajon and guitar). 

Chris Kamaka is a member of Ho’Okena, the multi-Na Hok uHanohano (the Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammy) award-winning group. He is also a third-generation luthier at Kamaka Hawaii, a ukulele manufacturer priding itself on making instruments of only the highest quality for a century.  

Beazley and Ohta, Jr. are also multi-Na Hoku Hanohano award winners.  

This will be a ticketed show. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis to Linfield students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Any additional tickets will be available for $10 on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at linfieldtickets.com. For more information, contact Dan Fergueson at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu.