Waimaka Helelei

In the late summer of 2011, legendary Hawaiian composer and slack hey guitarist Dennis Kamakahi met with his friend and student, Stephen Inglis to go over a few songs. Dennis was to be a guest artist on a solo album by Inglis. After hearing Stephen's compostion "Na Pua O Kalaupapa", the two discovered more and more mutual connections with friends and ohana at Kalaupapa. The late composer/activist bernard Punikaia was a close friend of both Dennis and Stephen Inspired by the growing theme of the new album, Dennis decided to compose two new songs about Kalaupapa. A duet album was born; Waimaka Helelei - Falling Teardrop

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