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CHINO MONTERO / 1962-2014


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Hoku-winning artist helped boost the work of top isle musicians

By John Berger

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 03, 2014

~~<p>Chino Montero &mdash; Hoku Award-winning guitarist, falsetto vocalist, and an inspirational figure for one of Hawaii's most influential ukulele players &mdash; died Friday of a heart attack after a short illness. He was 52.</p>
<p>Montero had been best known in recent years for his work backing other performers, most notably Amy Hanai&shy;ali&lsquo;i Gilliom, and as the member of two all-star groups, Palolo (with Nathan Nahinu and Troy Fernandez) and Manoa Madness (with Nahinu, Ioane Burns and Hale&shy;haku Seabury).</p>
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Chino Montero — Hoku Award-winning guitarist, falsetto vocalist, and an inspirational figure for one of Hawaii's most influential ukulele players — died Friday of a heart attack after a short illness. He was 52.

Montero had been best known in recent years for his work backing other performers, most notably Amy Hanai­ali‘i Gilliom, and as the member of two all-star groups, Palolo (with Nathan Nahinu and Troy Fernandez) and Manoa Madness (with Nahinu, Ioane Burns and Hale­haku Seabury). Login for more...



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