Darlene Ahuna is one of Hawaii's foremost female vocalists. She is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, including "Female Vocalist of the Year," the highest recognition available from the Hawaiian music industry. She has performed at festivals and concerts in the islands and on the USA mainland, as well as headlining major performances throughout Japan.
Darlene truly is the essence of the classic Hawaiian vocalist. Her powerful renditions of traditional, hula & hapa-haole Hawaiian songs soar with grace.
As a youngster on the island of Hawai`i, Darlene was influenced by the music of Lena Machado, Genoa Keawe, Leina`ala Haili, Hui `Ohana, and the falsetto of Dennis Pavao. Joining the Hawaiian Civic Club, she and Ku`uipo Kumukahi began a friendship which has lasted a lifetime...and lead Darlene to perform, and eventually launch her recording career.
Big Island Slack Key Guitar FestivalSunday
September 20th, 2015
Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
Hilo, HI - Hawai`i