Harmony of Hope: AADAP Benefit Concert with Kalapana

Groove for Change: Rocking Recovery, One Beat at a Time!

In our society, there are families caught in the grip of substance abuse, struggling in silence and isolation. These are the disenfranchised families, navigating a challenging journey overshadowed by addiction’s relentless grip. Substance abuse doesn’t discriminate; it tears through lives, leaving destruction in its wake. These families need support, understanding, and hope to break free from this cycle. In this critical endeavor, organizations step forward to offer assistance and a lifeline, aiming to heal not just individuals but entire families, rebuilding lives and fostering brighter futures. It’s a mission vital for the well-being of countless families and society as a whole.

Amidst the struggles of disenfranchised families, the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) shines as a beacon of hope and support. AADAP understands the unique challenges faced by Asian American families affected by substance abuse and stands ready to empower them towards recovery and renewal.

In the pursuit of uplifting disenfranchised families affected by substance abuse, AADAP extends an invitation to an unforgettable evening of music and unity. The upcoming Benefit Concert, featuring the legendary Kalapana, offers a unique opportunity for individuals to join in support of a cause that transcends boundaries. Through the universal language of music, AADAP seeks not only to raise funds but also to raise awareness, creating a symphony of support that resonates in the lives of those who need it most.

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aratani Theatre
244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Presented by the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) AADAP will be bringing back their popular Benefit Concert event to Little Tokyo with the legendary Kalapana, performing their timeless hits through an unmatched live experience. Band members include holdover members Kenji Sano (bass/vocals) and Gaylord Holomalia (keys), joined by Garin Poliahu (drums), Alden Levi (vocals/guitar), Shawn Pimental (vocals), Sean Thibadeaux (guitar), Jorden Kealoha-Yamanaka (vocals), and Todd Yukimoto (saxophone/flute). They will be joined by special guest Michael Paulo, a world-renowned Jazz saxophonist. With this new lineup, Kalapana will bring fresh energy to its classic and timeless hits. Join us for an evening of live music, a silent auction, a dessert reception, and more! All the proceeds will support AADAP’s core recovery programs to help serve the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their 1975 debut album was hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian Renaissance. Tracks like “Nightbird,” “The Hurt,” “You Make It Hard,” and “When the Morning Comes” became household tunes and are still frequently played on contemporary Hawaiian radio. Musical trends have come and gone, but Kalapana’s hits have remained Island classics.

The event includes Silent Auction, Opportunity Drawing, and Dessert Reception.

Since 1972, AADAP has been a leader in providing prevention and treatment services to disenfranchised families impacted by the consequences of substance abuse and addiction, treating both youth and adults, as well as culturally appropriate programs for special populations. Core programs include outreach and education, mentoring, family services, mental health, and employment and job training. Our programs are open to any and all individuals.

Register now. Ignite hope. Transform lives.

Charity Organization Name:
Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP)
Event Location:
Aratani Theatre, 244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los AngelesCA
United States
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