Mojo Roots Music
Presents "Hoaloha Maua" (Friends) a musical collaboration between Fernando Perez & Wendell Peters.
In this CD recorded in the island of Maui, Hawaii, you can hear hawaiian meles (songs) representing different
styles from the islands, hulas written in hawaiian, hapa-haole (english lyrics), chants, and even solo pieces
performed in the most representative hawaiian instruments such as Ki Ho'alu (Slack Key), Kika Kila (Steel
Guitar) and Ukulele.
Wendell Lee Nohealani Peters
Born in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. He learned from his mom & dad to play the ukulele from the age of four and it
was during his childhood that he learned slack key. At 15 years old he got his first guitar, without taking too long
he started applying his ukulele skills and singing. His vast knowledge of his Hawaiian culture combined with
talent and heart comes through in his music. The natural quality of his voice is smooth and unique.
He sings in his native hawaiian language as well as in english. He was introduced to jazz in the 70's while
playing at local island resorts and while listening to his music you can hear how important that influence has
Born in Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain. Fernando Perez started playing guitar at 7 years old. By the time he
reached his teens his interest in music and cultures shaped his life into an odessy in search of new ways of
playing. This has taken him to interesting places having the opportunity to perform with very unique artists from
around the world. His different recordings for Mojo Roots Music reflects all his experiences. He studied subjects
such as harmony, arrangements, orchestration and even film scoring in world renown institutions and from
renown masters of the arts.
In Hawaii Fernando has been fortunate enough to learn and play with very influential and genuine Hawaiian
music artists like George Kahumoku, Cindy Combs, Richard Ho'opi'i, Bob Brozman and Raiatea Helm.
He believes in the importance of true, authentic music and has gone to great lenghs to demonstrate that belief
through his guitar playing.
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