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KS Kapālama Hawaiian Ensemble and Marching Band haumāna performed at the memorial celebration for alumnus Senator Daniel Akaka as part of their hoʻokupu to the senator and his ʻohana. As fate would have it, a member of the senator's 'ohana - Kupono Akaka - is part of the KSK Marching Band. It was an honor to be able to celebrate a great servant leader and fellow pua a Pauahi. Mahalo piha Senator Akaka.Video captured and posted by HONOLULU Magazine / Diane Lee

KS Kapālama haumāna help pay tribute to Senator Akaka

May 22, 2018

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

To honor and celebrate the life of the late Senator Daniel Akaka, a memorial service was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, Akaka’s alma mater, performed during the program for the event with Hawaiian Ensemble, Marching Band and Concert Glee haumāna taking part in the festivities, sharing a hoʻokupu through their performances for the Akaka ʻohana, paying tribute to a beloved pua a Pauahi.

HONOLULU Magazine captured and shared a part of the performance that you can watch above.

Read more about Senator Akaka’s life in this "I Mua Newsroom" story.

The KS Kapālama Hawaiian Ensemble performed a hula in tribute to the late Senator Daniel Akaka.

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