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About Lopaka Colon
Master of Percussion and Exotica Sounds

This picture of percussionist and Waitiki exotica band member Lopaka Colon was taken in January of 2009 when Lopaka was performing in Pearl Harbor with Henry Kapono at the 65th anniversary of the USS Missouri Battleship.

Lopaka Colon
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If you have a chance to see Lopaka Colon perform, don't miss it. What a showman! Pictures of Lopaka drumming, making bird and wild animal sounds, and playing a wide range of percussion instruments are coming soon.

Facts About Lopaka Colon
  • Born in Hawaii
  • Son of famed percussionist Augie Colon
  • Cousin of Amy Hanaialii and John Cruz
  • Founding member of the Hoku Award winning group Pure Heart
  • Founding member, along with Jake Shimabukuro, of the Hoku Award winning group Colon.
  • Performed with Henry Kapono on the Hoku Award winning album "Wild Hawaiian".

    Lopaka Colon Today
    Lopaka is a member of the Waitiki Exotica Septet, he tours and performs regularly with Henry Kapono, and he has performed with many more of Hawaii's top musicians including Mick Fleetwood's Island Rumours Band, He can often be seen performing with Henry Kapono, on Sunday afternoons, at Duke's Canoe Club at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel (contact Duke's at 808-922-2268 for dates and times).

    Waitiki 7
    Lopaka Colon performs percussion and exotic bird and animal sounds for the exotica band known as the "Waitiki 7". The band features musicians from Boston and Hawaii including Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Randy Wong, Lopaka Colon, Tim Mayer, Zaccai Curtis, Jim Benoit, and Helen Liu. For more information about the band see the
    Waitiki International and Waitiki 7 official Web sites.

    Photos of Lopaka Colon
    Lopaka Colon and hisa Father Augie Colon
    Waitiki 7 Bio and Photos of Lopaka Colon

    Videos Lopaka Colon
    Meet Lopaka Colon
    Kookaburra and Mating Dove Bird Calls
    Rocket Noises
    Lopaka Colon of Waitiki Does Jungle Noises
    The Enchanting Bird Calls of Lopaka Colon
    Performing Primativa With Waitiki 7 Wassermusik
    Performing at Kapono's at the Aloha Tower
    Performing with Island Rumors Band I
    Performing with Island Rumors Band II

    See also:
  • Lopaka Colon at Celebration Aumakua (August 2008)
  • Photos of Other Hawaiian Music Artists
  • Hawaiian Music Artists by Name



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