Kahulanui to bring Hawaiian swing to Temecula

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Kahulanui will bring Hawaiian swing music from the Big Island of Hawaii to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Wednesday, March 4. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Kahulanui, which means “The Big Dance,” has been crowned The Hawaiian Kings of Swing and the nine-piece Hawaiian Swing Band from the Big Island of Hawaii will visit the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Wednesday, March 4. Known for their innovative and creative arrangements, Kahulanui will visit Temecula for the first time and take audiences on a trip back in time with a form of music that blends Hawaiian music with American jazz. “It has its own unique sound and makes you want to do the hula and the jitterbug at the same time,” Scarlet Eskildsen, the band’s manager, said. “During the World War II era, American servicemen and entertainers in Hawaii brought with them a love of the big band swing music popular at the time,” she said. “Hawaiian musicians melded the
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