Blue Note Hawaii ~ Henry Kapono & The Mākaha Sons
The Mākaha Sons & Henry Kapono are legends of Hawaiian music. Icons of the 1970s, they championed traditional Hawaiian and Island Music at the creative forefront for over 4 decades, as part of the “Hawaiian Renaissance” — the seminal movement in Hawai‛i’s cultural history that brought language, music, hula, art, and all aspects of Hawaiian culture back to their central place in the life of the Islands.
The Mākaha Sons, considered to be one of Hawai‘i’s premier musical Hawaiian groups, are the recipient of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and were inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. For over 40 years, The Mākaha Sons continue to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian music in Hawai‘i and worldwide. Their incomparable vocal arrangements and delightful stage presence are filled with comical antics that have won the hearts of thousands of fans worldwide. Their distinct sound, which is full and rich, blends harmonies that only they can create. Their legacy persists with founding member and front-man Jerome Koko on vocals and 12-string guitar, Kimo Artis on vocals and electric bass, and Hanale Kaʻanapu on vocals and 6-string guitar. This incredibly talented trio creates the magic of an iconic sound, including a syrupy, boldness of harmonies, melodic intricacies of tones, and breathtakingly memorable songs.
Henry Kapono rose to immense popularity with the phenomenon of Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) as half of the duo with Cecilio Rodriguez. They helped forge the sound of ‘70s Hawaiian music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‛i. Today he is one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawai`i’s top multi-function entertainment companies. Kapono is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to “Support the music and arts community and by giving with Aloha.” Native Hawaiian Kapono is a Grammy-nominated, multiple award-winning singer and songwriter and the winner of 20 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‛i’s “Grammy’s”). He was honored with two awards in 2021: peer-voted Best Contemporary Album of the Year and, by public vote, Favorite Entertainer of the Year.
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