HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011 STATE OF HAWAII

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RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING CECILIO AND KAPONO ON THEIR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AS CONTEMPORARY HAWAIIAN MUSIC ARTISTS.

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WHEREAS, music has always played an integral role in Hawaiian culture, from traditional chants to the resurgence of

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Hawaiian-influenced mainstream music in the late and
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the musical traditions celebrated in Hawaii

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experienced a resurgence in the 1970s known as the Hawaiian Renaissance; and WHEREAS, introduced by mutual friends during the Hawaiian Renaissance, Cecilio Rodriguez and Henry Kapono Ka’aihue merged into one, forming CECILIO & KAPONO, also known as “C&K”, and played their first gig at JJ’s Café in 1973; and WHEREAS, CECILIO & KAPONO’s arrangements became known as the fans and ultimately led to eight shows at Waikiki’s Rainbow Villa recording contract with Columbia perfect blending of “C&K sound” that electrified consecutive months of sold-out which resulted in a multi-album Records; and

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WHEREAS, for nearly four decades, CECILIO & KAPONO have captured many hearts around the world, releasing 14 albums and producing numerous hit songs resulting in various Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, including Contemporary Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year; and WHEREAS, classic CECILIO & KAPONO songs such as “About You”, “Highway in the Sun”, “Lifetime Party”, “Friends”, “Good Times Together”, and “Sailin’” remain beloved island favorites; and

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WHEREAS, CECILIO & ICAPONO have toured the nation and the world, performing at sold-out concerts in Japan, Guam, Saipan, Diego Garcia, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands, sharing the stage with some of the greatest American artists of their time, including Santana, Loggins & Messina, Boz Scaggs, Peter Frampton, Cheech & Chong, and numerous others; and WHEREAS, CECILTO & KAPONO and their highly-lauded work continue to serve as a source of inspiration for contemporary Hawaiian music and musicians, and remind us of all that is remarkable about our island home; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the

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Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2011, that this body hereby commemorates the Lifetime Achievement Award of CECILIO & KAPONO, honors their contributions to contemporary Hawaiian music, expresses its heartfelt thanks for the gift of music they have given to fans worldwide and to the people of Hawaii, and extends to them its warmest aloha and best wishes for continued success in all future endeavors.

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