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ALOHA - HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES 

WHITTIER, CA (SEPTEMBER 18, 2006) – The renown Aloha Series continues with performances by award winning Hawaiian singers and musicians.  

Grammy-award winning musicians Daniel Ho and Keoki Kahumoku and Hawaii Music Award winner Herb Ohta, Jr. will perform two shows on September 30 at 3 and 8 p.m. at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. $35. (562) 907-4203. 

The three musicians will also conduct workshops on slack key guitar and ukulele on the day of the performance. Ho and Ohta will teach a beginning ukulele workshop and Kahumoku will lead a beginning slack key guitar workshop at 2 p.m. Intermediate to advanced workshops will be held at 4 p.m. $25. $40 for two workshops.  

Oahu native Daniel Ho has recorded 18 CDs as a solo artist. The slack key guitarist also heads up Daniel Ho Creations, a record label that produces acoustic and Hawaiian music.  

Keoki Kahumoku is known as a slack key guitarist and a ukulele player. The native of the big island of Hawaii has recorded three solo albums and has been a featured performer on other works. Kahumoku was among the six guitarists who won a 2006 Grammy in Best Hawaiian Music Album for Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar –Vol. 1. 

Herb Ohta, Jr. is a virtuoso ukulele performer who has recorded five solo albums and has performed on numerous other CDs.  The Hawaii native is a past winner of the Hawaii Music Award.  

Whittier College is one of the only venues on the mainland that consistently hosts the top names in Hawaiian music. In the coming months, the series will feature Auntie Genoa Keawe, Hapa, The Makaha Sons, Ledward Ka’Apana and The Brothers Cazimero.  

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.  

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