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, Hoʻokena has produced 12 cds, with their latest “Hoʻokena 3.0” released on May 14, 2017.  They continue to travel extensively promoting Hawaiʻi's rich heritage.

Horace K. Dudoit III, Chris Kamaka and Glen H.K. Smith are group members and owners of their own record label, Huliau LLC. 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 30 years; Chris has been with his family business Kamaka Ukulele and Glen have been with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
for 42 years.

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.

In 2015, Hoʻokena was asked to sing and arrange backup vocals on a song that Counry Music star Josh Turner wrote entitled “My Hawaiian Girl” for his new cd entitled “Deep South” which was released in March 2017

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 they did a repeat performance the following year on 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: horace@hookena.com

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