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Linfield College band shares Jawaiian sound

Students from Hawaii who coincidentally met up at Linfield are bringing their island reggae to campuses and luaus up and down the West Coast.

“We’re just a bunch of local boys trying to spread the Aloha spirit, one song at a time,” say Na Hemo band members. “We are out to show the world that Hawaiians know how to jam.”

“Our music is influenced by our grandfathers, fathers and uncles back home who have passed down the music and culture to us,” said Kala’e Parish ’12.

Na Hemo consists of Logan Freitas ’12 on vocals and keyboard, Sparky Gonzalez ’12 on vocals and percussion, Chris Kamaka ’12 on guitar, Cheyne Kaninau ’11 on bass guitar, Parish on vocals and guitar, and California native Jeremy Moll ’12 on drums.

 

Read about the band in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and check out their Facebook page.