Dennis Kamakahi: 1953-2014
Services for guitarist will be held on July 5

Memorial services for Hawaiian entertainer the Rev. Dennis Kama­kahi have been scheduled for July 5.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. at Bernice Pau­ahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kame­ha­meha Schools, with visitation starting at 8:30 a.m.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on the Great Lawn at Bishop Museum.

The renowned slack-key guitar player and prolific songwriter died of lung cancer April 28.

Kamakahi's contributions to Hawaiian music include his two decades of work as the youngest and last member of the original Sons of Hawai‘i, the albums he recorded for George Winston's "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters" series and his work as the leader of Na ‘Oiwi with his son, David, Mike Kaawa and Jon Yama­sato. Kama­kahi also contributed as a solo artist to three Grammy Award-winning compilation albums: "Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" in 2007, "Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" in 2008 and "The Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" in 2010. (When a compilation album wins a Grammy, the award goes to the producers, not the artists.)

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased