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        A master of the Hawaiian style of slack key guitar playing, King Bennie Nawahi (born Benjamin Keakahiawa Nawahi) astounded audiences with his virtuosic playing for more than six decades. Although the peak of his popularity came in the 1920s and '30s, when he assumed the title "king of the Hawaiian guitar," Nawahi continued to perform until a stroke left his body partially paralyzed in the late-'70s. A self-taught musician, Nawahi frequently performed in the parks of Honolulu ... Read more

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