Leilehua High Class of 1972
- Charles Recaido
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Memories of Charles Recaido
Award-winning recording artist, producer-engineer, performer.
Charles Recaido is one of the ten guitarists/composers on the 2005 Grammy-winning album "Slack-key Guitar Vol.2", the first year the "Hawaiian Music" category was added to the Grammy Awards.
He won "Engineer of the Year" and "Best Recording by a Pop Artist" for the 1996 inaugural Hawaii Music Awards. He is a founding member of the late seventies Hawaii group SUMMER (all of whom are '72 Leilehua graduates) that was part of the contemporary, original music movement in Hawaii, spear-headed by Cecilio & Kapono and Kalapana. On August 23, 2008, these three groups appeared together in concert at the sold-out Waikiki Shell for C&K's 35th anniversary celebration. It was a reunion of the Aloha Stadium show in 1976 that drew 30,000+ people.
He has engineered numerous albums; most notably, all of multiple-Hoku winner John Keawe's solo releases.
He is a member of the Hawaii instrumental acoustic guitar trio KOHALA, multiple Hoku nominees.
They have toured extensively in Japan and the U.S.
On January 20, 2009 Kohala performed in Washington D.C. at Hawaii State Society Presidental Inaugural Ball