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Owana Salazar

Articles and informtion about Hawaiian slack key and slide guitarist and singer Owana Salazar. Owana's style is a fusion of modern and traditional Hawaiian and jazz. In this picture, Owana Salazar performing in Watsonville, California at a July 2006 benefit for Hawaiian music radio station KAPU.

Owana Salazar
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Facts About Owana Salazar
  • Birth Date: October 30, 1953
  • Full Name: Owana Kaohelelani Mahaelani-Rose Salazar
  • Goes By: Owana Salazar
  • Father: Henry Mario Salazar
  • Mother: Helena Kalokuokamaile Keoua Wilcox.
  • Husband: Kaipo DeGuire
  • Daughter: Kapumahana Ka'ahumanu Walters (born October 15, 1979)
  • Son: Noa Kalokuokamaile DeGuire (born November 19, 1981)
  • She is a claimant princess of the House of Kamehameha
  • She graduated from Kamehameha Schools High School
  • She studied at the University of Hawaii
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  • Her first recording was released in 1986

    Recordings of Owana Salazar
  • 2004: Hula Jazz (2005 Na Hoku for jazz Album of the year)
  • 2002: Wahine Slack 'n' Steel (2002 Na Hoku for Best Contemporary Hawaiian album)
  • 2000: Owana (songs from her 1985 and 1986 recordings)
  • 1987: "Owana" (nominated for Contemporary Hawaiian Album Na Hoku)
  • 1986: "Owana and Kaipo in Kona" (nominated for Most Promising Na Hoku)
  • She is also featured on the album "Treasures of the Slack Key Guitar which won the grammy award for best Hawaiian music album.

    Articles About Owana Salazar
  • Dan Boylan's "Battle Royal" Midweek Magazine Article
  • Ladies of the Hawaiian Slack Key
  • Wikipedia Introduction to Owana Salazar

    Official Web Sites
  • OwanaSalazar.com
  • My Space OwanaSalazar Page




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