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 2 Grammy nominated CD recordings from island artist’s Keali‘i Reichel’s “Kealaokamaile”, Raiatea Helm’s “Sweet & Lovely” and of course Ho’okena’s three Grammy nominated cds “Cool Elevation”, “Nani Mau Loa” and “Hoʻokena 3.0". He also produced recordings of other local artists such as Kumu Hula/Chanter Mark Ho’omalu entitled “Po‘okela Chants” (Mark was featured in the Walt Disney movie “Lilo & Stitch”), his mentor Kaipo Hale, and “KUMZ” with Kumu Hula Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang. Horace and his wife Nani have 3 talented sons and one granddaughter. Horace has been employed with the U.S Postal Service (Airport Branch) since 1986 to the present.
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 Hōkū Hanohano Award winning “Song Of The Year,” From My Heart. In 1987, he joined fellow Kamehameha schoolmates Chris Keli‘ia‘a and Kenneth Makuakane, along with Roddy Lopez, of THE PANDANUS CLUB.
Glen, being a slack key guitarist, is also featured in the annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festivals produced by Kaneʻohe native, Milton Lau. The festivals feature some of the finest slack key guitarists of Hawaiʻi as well as the mainland. Finally, Glen is in his 31st year with HO‘OKENA.
Glen was a full-time employee of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, in the position of Resource Manager. In January 2018, after 37 years and 3 months of dedicated service to the US Navy, Glen retired. When he is not playing music, he and his wife Teri (Tootie) enjoy quiet evenings at home in the company of their puggie Mandy. They also enjoy shopping sprees, dinner and a movie, and taking trips to fabulous Las Vegas.