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Johnny Kameaaloha Almeida

The acknowledged dean of Hawaiian music, John Kameaaloha Almeida was the premier Polynesian author of the 20th century, contributing myriad songs that are actually island standards. Given birth to November 28, 1897, in Honolulu’s Pauoa Valley area, Almeida proceeded to go blind at age ten. At this time of his …

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