Links - Updated March 18, 2007 12:39 PM
Listed below are links to friends of the Makaha Sons as well as links to articles about the Sons.

Hoku Zuttermeister
Hoku Zuttermeister's first solo CD will be in stores March 27, 2007 and the Makaha Sons are proud to have been the Executive Producers of this beautiful album. Go to Hoku's site for information about Hoku, song samples and more.

http://www.hokuzuttermeister.com


Sharlene Oshiro & Associates
Sharlene Oshiro & Associates provides an end-to-end service for the musician, including label administration, distribution, PR, licensing and graphics/video services. For a complete list of services offered by Sharlene Oshiro, please visit her website.

http://www.sharleneoshiro.com


Barry Kimokeo
Manager Bernard Kalua introduced Barry Kimokeo to the Makaha Sons over a year ago. Barry was playing with a fabulous group called “Pilioha” at that time. After Barry decided to leave the group, John Koko wanted to help both Barry and Pilioha be successful in the music business.

http://www.barrykimokeo.com


Nahenahe.net - Keola Donaghy
Keola Donaghy provides news for and about the Hawaiian community as well as a Podcast done solely in the Hawaiian language.

http://mauicast.net/nahenahe/


Big Island Weekly
By Lisa Malakaua

It's no secret that the Makaha Sons -- Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, Jerome "Boogie" Koko and John Koko -- are the heartbeat of the Hawaiian music scene.

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On The Scene
By John Berger

A guest performance by Genoa Keawe was one of the highlights as the Makaha Sons -- John Koko, left, Jerome Koko and Louis "Moon" Kauakahi -- celebrated the group's 30th anniversary with "Take A Walk in The Country 4" in the Blaisdell Arena on Saturday.

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In The Mix
By Jason Genegabus

I started off the night at Blaisdell Arena with Wilikinia Costa-Barrett for the Makaha Sons' annual "Take a Walk in the Country" extravaganza.

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Makaha Sons mark 30 years of changes, music
By Wayne Harada

The Makaha Sons have endured a 30-year journey challenged by changes in group membership, some managerial bumps on the road, and even an identity crisis.

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Makaha Sons: 30 years of walking the country
By John Berger

Three decades after he founded the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau with Sam Gray, Jerome Koko and Israel and Skippy Kamakawiwo'ole, after several changes in the lineup, one death, one extremely acrimonious departure and a name change, Louis "Moon" Kauakahi says the biggest challenge he faced over the years was keeping the group together and focused on playing Hawaiian music.

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Review of Heke Wale No
By John Berger

Poki Records continues its "Heke Wale No" series with this excellent retrospective on the Makaha Sons.

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Review of Heke Wale No
By Wayne Harada

There's no denying that The Makaha Sons — Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, Jerome Koko and John Koko — are among the best who perform, perpetuate and preserve the Hawaiian culture.

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Show Biz
By Wayne Harada

OFF THE RECORD: The Makaha Sons are producing two CD projects this year, according to member John Koko.

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Show Biz
By Wayne Harada

When the Makaha Sons performed at Whittier College in California recently, longtime fan Claude H. Kouchi presented John Koko with a custom-made koa bass that took nine months to craft.

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On The Scene
By John Berger

Walking with The Sons at the Shell

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Still Going Strong
By John Berger

As it turned out, the traumas only made the group stronger. The Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau rose to unprecedented commercial success and critical acclaim with the post-1982 lineup of "IZ," Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, and brothers Jerome and John Koko. The post-"IZ" trio likewise bounced back with a series of Hoku Award-winning albums that started with "Ke Alaula (The Dawning)" in 1994 and a greatly expanded tour and concert schedule.

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Makaha Sons Play For Uncle Clinton
Well today dad had an awesome treat. The Makaha Sons, who are in town to play a concert tomorrow night, payed dad a visit and played music for him as only they can. Being that the Sons are favorites of ours we were quite overwhelmed.

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Colorado Springs pictures
Our friends at Na Kamali'i 'O Hawai'i have posted some pictures of our Colorado Springs concert on their page. They generously took the time to show us around when we were there and are keeping the Aloha Spirit alive.

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Munchies Come With Makaha Sons' Music
By Wayne Harada

A logical book-and-CD combo, fusing recipes of Sam Choy with musical appetizers by the Makaha Sons, tops the October releases. You can't buy one without the other, but the package deal is a gem.

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Makaha Sons with Kenny Loggins
By George F. Lee

Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins sang "House at Pooh Corner" with the Makaha Sons last night during his CD release party at Longhi's at Ala Moana Center. Loggins performed selections from his first independent-label CD, "It's About Time."

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"Take A Walk In The Country"
By Wayne Harada

Wayne Harada interviews the Makaha Sons in anticipation of the first "Take A Walk In The Country" concert at the Makaha Resort Golf Club.

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Westside Boys
By John Berger

The history of the Makaha Sons starts, not surprisingly, in Makaha, and after years of driving into Honolulu to play an annual festival at the Waikiki Shell, they feel the time has come for town residents to come to them for a change.

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Makaha Sons Sing Golden Hawaiian Melodies…
By John Berger

JEROME Koko, the Makaha Sons' fast-quipping master of ceremonies, has been promoting the group's latest album in his own inimitable style.

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In the bass tradition
John Koko didn't choose to take up the acoustic bass with the intention of helping perpetuate traditional Hawaiian music. That's how it's worked out, but at the time it was more about being Jerome Koko's kid brother.

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Sophisticated Hula
Makaha Sons play the Hale Makua Ohana Luau at Kihei Community Center

**Maui Time**

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Out Makaha Way
Way, way outside the city might be just the place to be for a night of island music and frivolity.

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Isle music jam earns hana hou
By John Berger

The Makaha Sons is among the groups and individual artists aiming to revive the spirit of Kanikapila through the inaugural Kalakoa Jam concert.

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Star-Bulletin Island Mele
Friday, June 8, 2001
By John Berger

"Na Pua O Hawai'i" Makaha Sons & Friends Poki (SPCD 9066)

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Review - Christmas Day In Hawai'i Nei
By John Berger

THE Makaha Sons, Moon Kauakahi, and John and Jerome Koko, own one of the decade's best island Christmas albums with this beautiful collection.

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Review: On The Road Live
Released just in time for tomorrow's Makaha Bash '97, it includes some of the biggest acts in contemporary Hawaiian music: Loyal Garner, Cyril Pahinui, Robi Kahakalau, Dennis Pavao and the Makaha Sons -- Moon, John and Jerome.

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Star-Bulletin Special
"Israel will always be Iz. He will never be was."

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Review: Ho'ola
Louis "Moon" Kauakahi led the reorganized Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau to new heights in the 1980s.

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