Group members Glen Smith, Horace Dudoit III and Chris Kamaka

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Ho‘okena is a mainstay on the island music scene, and is synonymous with high quality Hawaiian music. Since 1986, Ho‘okena has produced 11 CDs, and has traveled extensively promoting Hawai‘i’s rich

Horace K. Dudoit III, Chris Kamaka and Glen H.K. Smith are group members and owners of their own record label, Ho‘omau Inc. P.O Box 31221, Honolulu, Hawaii 96820. Each member also has his own
respected career. Horace has been employed with United Postal Service for the past 27 years; Chris has been with his family business Kamaka Ukulele and Glen have been with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
for 32 years.

Nani Dudoit, Horace’s lovely wife, is a world-class ‘ōlapa hula (hula stylist) who brings elegance, beauty and mana to Ho‘okena performances.

Ho‘okena has won numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards for excellence in recording, composing and creating Hawaiian Contemporary music, and also received 2 Grammy Nominations to date.

In Hawaiian, Ho‘okena means, “to satisfy thirst.” It is also a district in South Kona known for its beautiful beach, Pūhau spring, Lelekawa swimming hole, Kupa (Cooper’s) Landing and Kapewaokamanini Bay.
But the group name was taken from a song entitled “Hoʻokena”, in which they performed at a Hawaiian singing competition at the start of their musical career.

Ho`okena has traveled the world sharing their harmonious music, recently being honored to have performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City in May of 2013, and recently being requested
to do a repeat perfoarmance at Carnegie Hall next year May 29, 2014. Whether playing for thousands of concertgoers, an intimate gathering or a practice jam session, Ho‘okena will continue to share their
blessings and love of music. The group is available for concerts, public and private events, weddings, parties and more.

E ka‘ana like mai i ka makana o nā mele ‘ailana. Share the gift of island music!

Group contact:
Horace K. Dudoit III – (808) 222-3622, email:

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