Hawaiian Music on KauaiWant to hear some real Hawaiian music?

If you’re taking a Kauai vacation this winter, don’t miss E Kanikapila Kakou (“let’s play music together”) Monday nights from 6-9 pm at the Kauai Beach Resort.

Now in its 29th year, this grassroots program features some of the best musicians in Hawaii.

The 2012 season opens Sunday, January 29 at 7pm with a concert, Waimaka Helelei ($20 advance/$30 at the door) and continues Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5, 12, 19, 26.

These three hour Monday night jam sessions bring composers, performers and entertainers to Kauai for magical evenings filled with music, song, storytelling and dance.

Ukulele players are welcome to come an hour earlier to get tips from the pros. The Monday events are free, but please, “add a dash of cash to the calabash” to help keep this wonderful program alive.