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  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    George Kahumoku Jr. nuzzles Bella, a goat that he and his wife, Nancy, hand-raised on their farm in the Kahakuloa district of West Maui. Sheep, goats and chickens are among the livestock on the property, which features an almost endless bounty of food and plant crops.
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    That night, Kahumoku plays at the Napili Kai Beach Resort as he hosts his Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Key Show, which also features ukulele, steel guitar and Hawaiian vocal performances.
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    Kahumoku strums during a taping with the Rev. Dennis Kamakahi and Stephen Inglis at UH-Maui College.
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    Kahumoku packs up bananas and papayas to deliver to a farmers' co-op.
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    Kahumoku keeps busy on his 2.5-acre farm in West Maui by tending his fruit and vegetable garden and livestock.
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    Kahumoku examines his crops, digging up turmeric and collects precious mulch for his farmland.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kahumoku examines his crops, digging up turmeric and collects precious mulch for his farmland.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kahumoku examines his crops, digging up turmeric and collects precious mulch for his farmland. "I come from a family of survivalists," he says. "We know how to hunt, fish, gather food. Everything on my farm I raise for us to eat."
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    Kahumoku, relaxes on the beach between working on his farm and performing at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, was born and raised on Hawaii Island.
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    That night, Kahumoku leads a sellout crowd in "Hawaii Aloha" during his concert at the resort.

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