Daniel Akana Ku, Jr., musician, 1927.


Expert Guitar and Steel Player.

This is a picture of a Hawaiian boy skilled at the steel guitar and the guitar, and Mr. Sam Ku, Jr. is his older brother. He was born in Honolulu; his mother is Mrs. Elena Mahu, and Sam Ku, Sr. is his father, one of the guards at the insane asylum.

They have two sons; it is Sam Ku, Sr. [Jr.], his older brother, who is travelling about foreign lands as an expert at playing the steel guitar, and this skill that he has is what his younger brother is using on Kauai; he is totally knowledgeable and proficient in this.

In his infancy, he was taken as a hanai by Albert Akana and Mrs. Mary Akana Mahu, and because of the frailty of his foster parent, he returned to Kauai until the passing from this life of his adoptive parent, this past August; he remains with his mother and it is he that is taking care of her and her needs.

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1927, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXVI, Helu 41, Aoao 4. Okatoba 27, 1927.

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