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Interview with Benjamin Kapena Kalama

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Title: Interview with Benjamin Kapena Kalama
Interviewer: &#699&&Hodges, Iwalani
Interviewee: Kalama, Benjamin Kapena
Keywords: Entertainment
Hotels and Restaurants
Portuguese - Lifestyles
Issue Date: 1986
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A Hawaiian musician reminisces about his childhood in North Kohala, Watertown, and Kalihi; family and music; music and football at Kalakaua Intermediate and McKinley High schools; bands and musicians, including Malcolm Beelby, Alfred Apaka, Gabby Pahinui, and Jules Ah See; hotel, nightclubs, halls, bottle clubs and other music venues; arranging music; "Voice of Hawaii," "Hawaii Calls," and other radio programs; steel guitar music; Henry J. Kaiser and Conrad Hilton; boat days; and Mainland trips.
musician, music arranger; Hawaiian-Portuguese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 2 hr, 30 min
54 pages
Geographic Coverage: Lanikai, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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