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From Hawaiian to rock, 'Ripe' displays artist's wide repertoire

By John Berger

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 24, 2013

~~<p><strong>&quot;Ripe&quot; </strong><br />
Makana<br />
<em>(Makana Music)</em></p>
<p>The multitalented Makana has always defied easy categorization. Hawaii first knew him as a young slack-key guitarist, a student and protege of Sonny Chillingworth, and so there were certainly expectations that when Makana graduated from high school and was free to play music full time, he would define himself solely as a practitioner and promoter of traditional Hawaiian slack key. By that time, however, Makana was already demonstrating his command of other genres of contemporary music.</p>
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"Ripe" Makana (Makana Music)

The multitalented Makana has always defied easy categorization. Hawaii first knew him as a young slack-key guitarist, a student and protege of Sonny Chillingworth, and so there were certainly expectations that when Makana graduated from high school and was free to play music full time, he would define himself solely as a practitioner and promoter of traditional Hawaiian slack key. By that time, however, Makana was already demonstrating his command of other genres of contemporary music. Login for more...



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