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Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Typically the most popular entertainer in Hawaii until his tragic death in 1997, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole formed the original Makaha Sons as an adolescent within the mid-’70s, went by himself in more of the contemporary style from the 1990s, and released four immensely popular recordings before loss of life just after …

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A indigenous of Honolulu, Hawaii, pianist/vocalist Anjani combines her love of jazz with folk, Hawaiin, along with other diverse music influences. Created Anjani Thomas, she went to Berklee University of Music in Boston before shifting to NEW YORK. Through the early ’80s she performed around Manhattan, later on meeting legendary …

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