Edward
Kalanikini
Maxwell
Juan

 

Edward Kalanikini Maxwell-Juan was born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui in Wailuku by his parents, Rodney and Hiʻilei Maxwell-Juan. In 2015, he graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui. Edward graduated in 2017 from the University of Hawai'i Maui College with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies through the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Hawaiʻi Community College. Edward is a talented musician and proud hula dancer. He started learning hula at a very young age by his tūtū wahine, Kumu Hula Nina Maxwell. He learned how to sing and play Hawaiian music from his tūtū kāne, Kahu Charles Maxwell Sr., who is his inspiration. His goal as a Hawaiian musician is to play and sing traditional Hawaiian music. Through Hawaiian music, he wants to inspire and educate the next generation and generations to come of the importance of keeping the Hawaiian Language and Culture alive through music. When he sings, people can see the love and passion that he has for music. Edward hopes that by singing and playing music, he will touch the hearts of those that listen.