|COUSIN CHINO MONTERO - 2011 HANOHANO WINNER
has been involved in the teaching and performing of
culture and art for
and the unique style and knowledge has been carefully passed down over the years. Our cousin CHINO
MONTERO who performs with AMY GILLIOM ("Generation Hawai'i", "Hawai'ian Tradition", "Amy & Willie Live", "Aumakua", "Nostalgia"...) , NAPUA GREIG ("Pihana") and
formerly of the world famous singing group, PALOLO (Hawai'ian Girl, Palolo and Kaliuwa'a),
is a world-renown and venerated musician specializing in the traditional and contemporary songs of Hawai'i.
|LOKELANI mentored by legend LENA MACHADO
|Lokelani - Makua (SONG BIRD OF MAU'I)
|OUR KUPUNA: Akoni (Antone) & Kini (Jane)
of this award winning performance group has trained with the foremost Hawai'iana/Polynesian experts in the world; her mother,
LOKELANI (Song Bird of Mau'i) - LENA MACHADO and KU'ULEI STIBBARD; and VIOLA AKI - LOKALIA MONTGOMERY
and MARY KAWENA PUKU'I.
"Lokelani's Islanders" was
the first commercially successful Polynesian dance and musician group within the state of California (1962), and it was through
the efforts of Kumu Lokelani that the Hawai'ian culture flourished on the West Coast. Lokelani performed
for many years on the Hawai'i Calls - "Under the Banyan Tree" as well as with Aunty Genoa Keawe, Arthur Godrey, Don Ho,
Bob Hope, her kumu Lena Machado and an array of
world renowned Hawai'ian entertainers. Today Lokelani still performs at private functions and venues.
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