Chris, Horace and Glen

HORACE K. DUDOIT III
12-String Rhythm Guitarist, Vocals and Musical Arranger

Horace, co-founder/member of Ho’okena, has played, sang and arranged music on 3 Grammy nominated CD recordings in 2005 from island artist’s such as; Keali‘i Reichel’s “Kealaokamaile”, Raiatea Helm’s “Sweet & Lovely” and of course Ho’okena’s “Cool Elevation” CD. He has also produced a couple of exquisite CD’s from other island artists, such as a very expressive and pulsating CD entitled “Po‘okela Chants” by a Kumu Hula/Chanter by the name of Mark Ho‘omalu who was featured in the Walt Disney movie “Lilo & Stitch”. Horace and his wife Nani have 3 talented sons and one granddaughter. Horace has been employed with the U.S Postal Service (Airport Branch) as a Machine Sorter Operator since 1986 to the present.

CHRIS KAMAKA
Bassist, Vocals

Chris Kamaka, bassist, is employed in his family-owned business, Kamaka ‘Ukulele Hawai‘i Inc., and specializes in instrument making. He has performed and recorded with the Side Order Band, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and the Ho‘opi‘i Brothers. Most recently, Chris has recorded an album with William "Baba" Alimoot as the group "Hema Pa‘a". He and his wife Ranette have four children and have recently welcomed a grandchild into the family.


GLEN H.K. SMITH

Slack Key Guitarist, Vocals

Glen began his professional musical career in 1982 with the group KA ‘EO, and is the vocal lead of the 1985 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning “Song Of The Year,” From My Heart.  In 1987, he joined fellow Kamehameha Schools classmates Chris Keli‘ia‘a and Kenneth Makuakane, along with Roddy Lopez, of THE PANDANUS CLUB.  Finally, Glen is in his 20th year with HO‘OKENA.

Glen is a full-time employee of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. When he is not working or playing music, he and his wife Teri (Tootie) enjoy quiet evenings at home in the company of their puggie Abbey-Gail. They also enjoy shopping sprees, dinner and a movie, and taking trips to fabulous Las Vegas.

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