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Aloha from the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Where the green is green and the blue is blue. A place where generations of different cultures have blended together with the traditional Hawaiian lifestyle and tropical environment to produce not only a paradise found but also a paradise of sound.

So check Hawaii out and see what's it all about. Experience the enchanting hot lava of the volcano "Kilauea", the haunting cold snows of the great mountain "Mauna Kea", the awesome giant surf at "Waimea" Bay and the soothing to rocking sounds of music made in Hawaii by the "Mainkaukau". Woo Hoo!


Why this name?
The word "Main" as defined by Webster's dictionary means, "Being most important". The word "Kaukau" in the Hawaiian language could mean "Ready". As Hawaii went through it's cultural changes, the perception of many Hawaiian words changed due to the introduction of foreign languages. The word "Kaukau" became associate with food because when a meal was ready to eat, people would shout out "the food Ready!" or "Kaukau!" Much like the Hawaiian word "Luau", "Luau" does not mean "Party". The word "Luau" became associated with the word "Party" because of the high volume of "Taro" Leaves or "Luau" leaves used in the preparation and ingredients of the food found at the party. Funny how those things happen, yeah? In my case, The Mainkaukau was meant to mean "The Main food". The main food at the music "Luau" (Party).

How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet has revolutionized the music industry. It is the vehicle that independent musicians, songwriters and entertainers need to compete in the commercial music world by making worldwide exposure possible. The cost of promoting and advertising a band/cd, not to mention the cost of producing a quality cd with all the copyright, barcode, distribution variables is a musician's dream killer. The internet has profoundly expanded the parameters of music exposure both in the giving and receiving music. It has forced the entertainment institutions to rethink their commercial and political endeavors. There are a million songs out there, why settle for a thousand?
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Huh?
Band History:
Mainkaukau history in the making since 1973.
Your influences?
All music near and far but especially Hawaiian Slack-key guitar.
Favorite spot?
Nuuanu Valley located on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Five miles from the beach and one mile to to the local swimming hole.
Equipment used:
Guitars, Ukuleles, Banjo, Bass guitar, Harmonicas, Kalimbas, Congas, Drums, Electric piano, Steel guitar, Percussions and Vocals.
Anything else...?
Hey, just enjoy the music. I really don't need your money, I got 3 minimum wage paying jobs and I have learned to live below my means. So if you're not going to fill my pockets with cash at least fill your mind with some of my music. I thank you for your time. Alohas!

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