Dennis Kamakahi
Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)leading Hawai'ian singer & guitarist $20.50 advance / $21.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
November 19 8:00 pm

Dennis Kamakahi Dennis David Kahekilimamaoikalanikeha Kamakahi is one of Hawai'i's most prolific and popular songwriters. He is also a warm, evocative singer and a gifted guitarist firmly committed to the ki ho'alu (slack key) tradition. A multiple Grammy winner and a long-time member of the legendary music group, Sons of Hawai'i, Dennis has seen many of his vivid, romantic compositions, like "Pua Hone" and "Wahine ‘Ilikea," become Hawaiian classics.

Dennis was born in Honolulu in 1953, before cable TV and video games. He considers this a blessing and cites it as an important factor in his musical development. "After dinner," Dennis recalls, "our family and neighbors would come outside on our porches, play music and talk story. You didn't have TV, you had each other. The last thing you'd hear at night was music lulling you to sleep." In 1973, Dennis was invited to join the legendary group Sons of Hawai'i, with whom he played throughout the 1970s and 1980s, before going solo in the early 1990s. Over the years, Dennis' artistry has been recognized with a host of awards including three Grammies, multiple Na Hoku Hanohanos, and induction in Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Some of Dennis' amazingly prolific songwriting can be heard on his recent retrospective CD, The Greatest Hits Vol. 1.

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