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Kenneth Makuakane

Ken Makuakane has produced about 100 albums, working with artists such as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen. He performs with the multi-award winning Pandanus Club. A prolific songwriter of over 1500 songs, Kenneth's compositions have been recorded by the Brothers Cazimero, Na Leo, Kapena, the Pandanus Club, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Loyal Garner and Gary Haleamau, as well as international artists from Japan like Yuri Chika and Yuki Miyamae. He has received 11 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, including Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Composer of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018 he was elected Kahu of Kawaiaha‘o Church.