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Kona Kai Resort & Marina Welcomes Musical Artist Monette Marino

SAN DEIGO, Ca. – August 12, 2013 – Kona Kai Resort & Marina is honored to welcome Solo Artist and San Diego native Monette Marino to its private beach for a very special show. Blending African and Latin rhythms with funky Rock grooves, guests and locals are invited to experience Monette’s beats at Kona Kai Resort & Marina August 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Implementing traditional African instruments such as the Djembe, Kora and Balafon, as well as the Caribbean Steel Drum and Latin percussion instruments, Monette has developed a deep respect for cultural heritage that has been preserved and passed on through the language of the drum. She began drumming at the age of 8 and spent 15 years developing her reservoir of skill and knowledge through working with her admired mentors including Malian drummer Yaya Diallo, Korean drummer Mr. Kim Duk Soo, musician Semisi Ma’u and root of her initial inspiration – her father. In 2001, Monette won the National Hand Drum-Off competition at Drum Day LA. Since 2004 she has been touring with husband and Master drummer Mamady Keita, teaching
classes and performing around the world.

"As a San Diego Native I am thrilled to perform at such a historic location,” says Monette. “The newly renovated Kona Kai Resort & Marina is the perfect place to have a summer beach party. Whether you're bringing a date or the whole family, everyone will be on their feet and dancing the night away."

Kona Kai Resort & Marina is a timeless San Diego Bay treasure, situated at the very tip of Shelter Island and offering captivating marina and bay views. Creating a surprising atmosphere, Kona Kai delights guests with an intimate SoCal experience in a fresh environment, inspiring the American spirit and revitalizing the soul. Classic in style, with alabaster walls, red tile roofs and archways, the warm and alluring atmosphere has, for decades, played host to dignitaries and film stars alike.

For more information and to make reservations, call Kona Kai Resort & Spa at (619) 221-8000 or visit Kona Kai is located at 1551 Shelter Island, San Diego.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels and Resorts illustrate the appearance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, top quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.