|Instruments||Guitar, ukulele, bass|
Ho'okena is a Hawaiian music trio which consist of the members Horace K. Dudoit, Chris Kamaka and Glen Smith. The group was created in 1986 and remains one of the longest lasting Hawaiian Music groups to date. Ho'okena has been nominated for the Grammy Awards three times and has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Ho'okena has a strong record of purpetuating Hawaiian music at the highest levels possible.
Ho'okena has performed at the world renowned Carnegie Hall twice. Ho'okena has released eleven music albums. The current group members all currently reside on the island of Oahu and perform live music weekly in Waikiki. They also travel to the states and Japan to also share their special contemporary Hawaiian music sound with the world. In 2015 Ho'okena recorded a song with country superstar Josh Turner on his album Deep South (Josh Turner album) titled "Hawaiian Girl." In 2018 Horace K. Dudoit and Glen Smith performed at the Merrie Monarch Festival for Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero of The Brothers Cazimero. Cazimero promised to showcase a group of "A+ musicians."
- 2017: Ho‘okena 3.0
- 2012: Huliau
- 2009: Nani Mau Loa - Everlasting Beauty
- 2005: Treasure II: Lei Pūlamahia
- 2003: Cool Elevation
- 2001: Treasure
- 2000: Home for the Holidays
- 1999: Ho'okena 5
- 1996: Ho‘okamaha‘o
- 1993: Nā Kai Ewalu
- 1991: Choice of the Heart
- 1990: Thirst Quencher!
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards are the premier music awards in Hawaii and are Hawaii's equivalent to the Grammy Awards. The awards are presented to the musicians exemplifying the best work in their class.
- 1991: Thirst Quencher! - Most Promising Artist
- 1991: Thirst Quencher! - Group Of The Year
- 1991: Thirst Quencher! - Traditional Hawaiian Album Of The Year
- 2000: Ho‘okena 5 - Hawaiian Language Performance
- 2001: Home for the Holidays - Christmas Album Of The Year
- 2010: Nani Mau Loa - Everlasting Beauty - Hawaiian Language Performance
- 2010: Nani Mau Loa - Everlasting Beauty - Group Of The Year
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