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Iosepa Lyman

Iosepa Lyman

Iosepa is 13 and attends Punahou School.

Iosepa was introduced to music by mom Pomaika‘i Lyman and grandfather Eric Keawe. He was led to music by his mom because she wanted her children to learn how to play music so that they could have our own group.

Iosepa believes that music is important because "If we don't continue to play music stories will be lost and our future generations will not know about Hawaiian music."

Iosepa's main instrument is the upright bass. He is a quick learner with the ability to play different styles. He also sings, plays the ‘ukulele and a little steel guitar. He along with his siblings is perpetuating his family's rich and historic music tradition.

Some of his other activities include playing football, playing basketball, and also playing music with uncle Alan Akaka.

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