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Dennis Kamakahi

Hawaiian slack crucial guitarist and songwriter Dennis Kamakahi 1st surfaced in 1973 as an associate of ukelele virtuoso Eddie Kamae’s group the Sons of Hawaii, updating guitar legend Pops Gabby Pahinui. Kamakahi’s tenure using the group lasted some 22 years, where time he had written some traditional hulas including “Pua Hone,” “Wahine ‘Ilikea,” “Koke’e,” and “Kou Aloha Mau A Mau”; putting your signature on to the Dance Cat label like a single designer in 1996, he debuted using the acclaimed Pua’ena, adopted three years later on by ‘Ohana.

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