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Kimo and Ka'iulani

Ka'iulani Visiko has dedicated her life to perpetuating the Hawaiian Culture through Hula, Music and the Cultural Arts of the Hawaiian people.

Ka'iulani began her hula training in 1965 with Auntie Camille in New York State. In 1980, Auntie Camille gave her blessing to Ka'iulani to perpetuate the Hawaiian Culture through teaching.
In 2010...Ka'iulani became a member of Halau Mohala 'Ilima on O'ahu where she is a student of Kumu Mapuana de Silva.
Ka'iulani attends many Hawaiian Hula and music workshops every year, including: E Pili Kakou and Kaua'i Music Festival.
She has been influenced by Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Keali'i Ceballos, Sonny Ching, Charles Kaupu, Kealoha Kalama, Leialoha Amina Lim, Michael "Keala" Ching. She has enjoyed learning from all of them.

In 2001, Kumu Ka'iulani opened Gallery Kaua'i, Hawaiian Performing Arts & Recording Studios in Rochester, NY with her husband Kimo Knox who plays traditional and contemporary Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. He also plays Ukulele, Ipu Heke & Tahitian drums and many other instruments.
Kimo is Music Director at Gallery Kaua'i.
Every summer, Kimo, Ka'iulani and keiki (children) go to Hawai'i to immerse in the culture and perform for two months.

Kimo & Ka'iulani have been performing together since their teenage years! They perform at over 150 events a year on the Mainland and in Hawai'i. Kimo & Ka'iulani are also songwriters and recording artists.

Gallery Kaua'i has haumana (students) from all different backgrounds (ages 4-80). Their aloha is the same for Hula and Hawai'i.

Kimo Knox
Professional Slack Key Guitarist/Teacher

Kimo has an extensive musical background. Originally trained as a classical musician, he studied flute at the Eastman School of Music. He then took up bass guitar and played with Jazz musicians Joe Locke, Dick Delaney and Tom George in Rochester, New York. He started playing classical guitar in high school, and took up lute in college, playing with the Terpsichore Consort at the University of Rochester. Kimo feels that there are many interesting parallels between lute and Slack Key guitar, with the use of alternative tunings, deep bass notes and tablature that was popular in medieval and renaissance lute music. It was with this background that Kimo took up the Slack Key guitar style in 2001. He has studied with Keola Beamer, John Keawe and Kevin Brown Kimo also plays the ukulele (concert/baritone), Ipu Heke, To’ere, and various other percussion instruments, and is currently learning the Hawaiian steel guitar.

See for more on Kimo’s day job.