Nathan Aweau’s Kahilu concert solo debut

  • Nathan Aweau performed his first solo concert at Kahilu Theatre on April 1. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Nathan Aweau performed his first solo concert at Kahilu Theatre on April 1. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Nathan Aweau performed his first solo concert at Kahilu Theatre on April 1. Sarah Kamalei Kawakami performs hula. (Photos by Steve Roby/Special to WHT)

For more than a decade now, award-winning musician Nathan Aweau has been a familiar figure at the Kahilu Theatre’s annual ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Festival. Holding down the bottom end with his enormous seven-string bass and occasionally given the spotlight for a song or two at the festival, Aweau finally got his due with his first solo performance at the Waimea venue last Friday and was accompanied by hula dancer Sarah Kamalei Kawakami.