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Makaha Sons Bring Sounds of
to Whittier College
WHAT: Hawaiian recording artists, the Makaha Sons
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21
The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier
13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier
The Makaha Sons have put their own stamp on traditional melodies, set apart by
their unique harmonies and arrangements. Back by popular demand, the group
includes leader Moon Kauakahi, who plays six-string guitar; comic spokesman and
12-string guitar player Jerome Koko; and John Koko, who plays the upright bass
and is Jerome’s sidekick and partner in crime. The Makaha Sons’ 16 albums have
won several Na Hoku Hanohano awards—the Hawaiian equivalent of the
Grammy—including best vocal group, best traditional album, best song in the
Hawaiian language, best liner notes, best graphics and album of the year. The
Sons bring a unique cultural experience to every performance, and their
three-part harmonies are unmatched in sweetness and precision, accompanied by
novel and vibrant arrangements. They will be joined
on this tour by acclaimed vocalist Melveen Leed. Known as “Hawaii’s
Country Girl,” Leed has more than 20 CDs and five Hoku awards to her credit.
She is also a jewelry and clothing designer and has released her own line of
perfume. Her autobiography, From Glitz to Natural, will be released soon.
INFORMATION: Call the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203
digital photo is available by calling the Whittier College Office
of Public Relations at (562) 907-4216.