Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani Mahealani-Rose Salazar (born October 30, 1953) is a musician considered to be the only female steel guitar player in Hawaii to be trained by Jerry Byrd. She is a descendant of Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox and Princess Theresa Owana Ka& La& of the House of Keoua, the originating line of the House of Kamehameha
With this superb album, Owana Salazar has done much to augment the rapport between jazz and Hawaiian music. She gives us mostly Hawaiian songs (both traditional and hapa haole) played with a jazz beat and style (including bossa nova, of course). This is not totally new for Hawai'i has a jazz history dating back at least to the 1920s, but this is a very strong performance. Giving us perhaps a tag for Hawaiian-jazz fusion with her original introductory song (Hula Jazz), she shows that Hawaiian music is very adaptable to the jazz idiom.
"Hiilawe/Waterfall medley" kKeyShow Owana Salazar Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist. "A Song of Old Hawaii" kKeyShow Owana Salazar Vocalist, Guitarist, hula. Hokule'a Star of Gladness, Owana Salazar.
October 30, 1953 Honolulu, Hawaii. Owana Kaʻōhelelani Mahaelani-rose Salazar (born 1953) is a musician and activist who is descended from Robert William Wilcox and Theresa Laanui. She has been involved in Hawaiian sovereignty issues. Wahine Slack n’ Steel (2003), Winner: Contemporary Hawaiian Album of the Year. Nominated: Female Vocalist of the Year; Album of the Year. Hula Jazz (2005), Winner: Jazz Album of the Year; Nominated: Female Vocalist of the Year; Album of the Year; Song of the Year. Hawaiian Slack Key Masters: Volume III, Winner: Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Hawaiian Slack Key Masters: Volume IV, Winner: Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album.
Professional singer/musician hawai& real estate agent member: maui county cultural resources commission.