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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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Amy Hānaiali’i

Hawaiian songbird Amy Hānaiali’i Gilliom has been the darling from the isles and especially of her house isle of Maui since she is at grade college. Though not really of 100 % pure Hawaiian bloodstream, Gilliom is normally descended using one aspect from Jennie Napua Woodd, among the primary Royal …

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The Hawaiian duo Hapa teamed singers/guitarists Barry Flanagan and Keli‘i Kaneali‘i, who first met in 1983; deriving their name from a pidgin slang appearance for “ethnically blended, ” Kaneali‘i (a Honolulu indigenous) and Flnagan (something of NJ who relocated to Maui in 1979) after that spent another 10 years honing …

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Opetaia Foa’i

Opetaia Foa’i is really a Samoa-born, New Zealand-based vocalist and songwriter most widely known for leading the Polynesian worldbeat group Te Vaka. He also co-wrote the initial songs within the Disney cartoon film Moana. Foa’i grew up within a thatched-roof Tokelauan community in Alamagoto, Samoa until he shifted to Auckland, …

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