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The Apaka legacy

The singer's son will lead an all-star tribute at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Alfred Apaka, considered by many to be the Golden Voice of Hawaii, didn't live long enough to hear his son Jeff Apaka sing. But there will be little doubt that Apaka passed his legacy on to his son at an Alfred Apaka Tribute held March 16 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Jeff Apaka, dressed in his father's signature white apparel and red carnation lei, will lead a procession from the lobby to a bronze statue of Alfred Apaka which Hilton erected in 1997 to honor the singer, who was awarded a Na Hoku Hano&shy;hano Lifetime Achievement Award and helped put its hotel and Hawaii tourism on the map.</span></p>
<p>A blessing and lei draping will take place at the statue, where the show will start. The music will then move to the resort's Tapa Bar, just steps from where Alfred Apaka's showroom once stood and where the younger Apaka performs each Sunday.</p>
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Alfred Apaka, considered by many to be the Golden Voice of Hawaii, didn't live long enough to hear his son Jeff Apaka sing. But there will be little doubt that Apaka passed his legacy on to his son at an Alfred Apaka Tribute held March 16 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Jeff Apaka, dressed in his father's signature white apparel and red carnation lei, will lead a procession from the lobby to a bronze statue of Alfred Apaka which Hilton erected in 1997 to honor the singer, who was awarded a Na Hoku Hano­hano Lifetime Achievement Award and helped put its hotel and Hawaii tourism on the map.

A blessing and lei draping will take place at the statue, where the show will start. The music will then move to the resort's Tapa Bar, just steps from where Alfred Apaka's showroom once stood and where the younger Apaka performs each Sunday. Login for more...



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