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Local metal rock artists shift to Hawaiian, hapa-haole styles

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    With “‘Ale‘a,” left, Sandy Essman has done a musical 180 and recorded Hawaiian and hapa-haole standards in traditional Hawaiian and hapa-haole style. At right, “C’est Si Bon” by Mimi and L’Escargot.

Power players in the local metal music scene make a successful — and sudden — switch over to another genre. Read more

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