Makana opts to “Occupy with Aloha” after being invited to perform at the Asia-Pacific’s Economic Cooperation World Leaders dinner. …read more »
Art and Life are one. My inspiration stems from art’s potential to ignite curiosity, the seed of transcendence. I am a native of Hawai’i and a citizen of the Earth; my music is guided by a burning desire to merge the cultural heritage of my kupuna (elders) with global themes, weaving the roots of Hawai’i’s vast musical palette into a universal sound that includes influences from rock, bluegrass, African, Latin, Celtic, modern and folk music traditions. As an independent artist I exercise my freedom in creating art that isn’t purely commercially driven, and I am blessed and humbled by the support of listeners around our planet.