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‘Mythical’ Music

A Tibetan flutist and Grammy Award-nominated pianist have come together to provide Molokai with an evening of unique music, chanting and prayer – Awakening Kindness for Mother Earth – on May 12.

Peter Kater, six-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist and composer, and Nawang Khechog, flutist, author and former student of the Dalai Lama, have been friends and music collaborators for almost 20 years.

“All our concerts are improvisational around various structures, key changes, chord changes and spiritual concepts,” Kater said via email.

Kater and Khechog’s concert will be held at Mahana Gardens, 10 miles west of town, and hosted by Kalele Bookstore and Divine Expressions. Kater said he met Kalele’s owner, Teri Waros, in California while he was on tour. Kater moved to Maui a few years ago, where Waros found him again and asked him to play on Molokai.

“We’re so much looking forward to coming to experiencing the land and people of Molokai,” Kater said. “It’s almost mythical in its beauty and energy.”


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