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Lance Takamiya




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On August 23, 2019, Lance Takamiya and Abe Lagrimas partnered on their release of their album, “Elua: Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar”. Experience a mixed plate of varying textural acoustic tones voiced by two very different instruments played in the spirit of the their indigenous Hawaiian folk art tradition. Lance Takamiya’s tracks in this album are entirely originals.

Lance Takamiya’s debut solo Slack Key (Ki’hoalu) instrumental album, “Aloha, This is Who We Are” featuring all original compositions was a 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Finalist for Instrumental Album of the Year. The music and lyrics in this album lead you to understand the island lifestyle and its reliance on the natural beauty of the islands. This relationship creates an energy that permeates through our being, lifts us up, kindles the Aloha Spirit and sets the framework for Hawaiʻi’s rich cultural heritage that attracts so many visitors from around the world. The songs pay homage to Hawaiʻi’s way of life and serve as a reminder that we should cherish and preserve Hawaiʻi’s natural beauty.

Songs from these albums have been included in numerous Spotify playlists originating from all parts of the world. He appears in Hawaiian Slack Key Festivals on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.