The fall 2014 season at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center will feature performances by seasoned musicians and performers.

Fall 2014 season shows

Mavis Staples

The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center opens its 2014–2015 season with a performance by Mavis Staples.

  • Mavis Staples
    September 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    For more than six decades, Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Seamlessly crossing genres over the years, from the delta-inflected gospel sound in the 1950s (“Uncloudy Day”), to the engaged protest of the 1960s (“Freedom Highway”), to pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits (“I’ll Take You There,”“Respect Yourself,”“Let’s Do It Again”) to various jazz and blues collaborations and back to her gospel roots today, Mavis had done it all.

  • Emel Mathlouthi
    October 4 at 7:30 p.m.

    Emel Mathlouthi is a compelling songwriter, composer, guitarist and singer who brings a powerful new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva, Fairouz. Her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influences. Her song “Kelmti Horra”, (my word is free) was taken up by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and sung on the streets of Tunis. Emel possesses immense stage presence and a voice that spells revolution and freedom.

  • Indian Ink Theatre Company: Guru of Chai
    October 18 at 7:30 p.m.

    Kutisar is the lord of his chai stand in Bangalore Train Station. From there, he dispenses his soulful beverage to the thirsty travelers who come and go through this portal to his city. But unexpectedly, he finds himself at odds with his conscience and with the Gods of his Hindu divinity. They have chosen to challenge the humble street vendor with solving the interwoven mysteries of true love, tragedy and joy. Sometimes you find the answers to the biggest questions in the most humble of circumstances.

  • Conquering the Sun
    November 14, 15 at 7 p.m.
    November 16 at 2 p.m.

    Maui’s next feat is to stop the Sun Goddess Lā from moving so quickly across the sky. His mother, Hina, complains that her kapa for the lūʻau will not dry because the days are so short. With the help of his sister, Keahi, and others they meet along the way, Maui climbs to the top of the mountain and lassoes Lā with a rope made of their hair. Lā finally agrees to slow down, allowing the days to be longer in the summer and shorter in the winter.

  • Ticket information

    • $12 General
    • $7 Discount
    • $5 Children 17 and under and UHH/HCC Students with valid ID

    Visit the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center website for more information