Kenneth Makuakane - November 17 2010 Performance at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center
Kenneth is a member of the multi-talented and award winning group, The Pandanus Club. A prolific songwriter, Kenneth's compositions have been recorded by The Brothers Cazimero, Kapena, Loyal Garner, Gary Haleamau and many others.
His songs are performed at Merrie Monarch Festivals and his music is featured on the soundtracks of major films like Honeymoon in Las Vegas and Parent Trap in Paradise.
Recognized as an innovator in Hawaiian music, Kenneth has over one hundred albums to his producing credit. He's worked with such artists as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, O'Brian Eselu and Jeff rasmussen.
Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).