Songs on stolen laptop
priceless for musician

Star-Bulletin staff

Hoku Award winner Kenneth Makuakane is asking for the public's help to retrieve his new songs and other information stored on his laptop computers stolen from his studio last week.

Several hundred new songs he wrote in the last four months and the two books he has been working on for the past four years were stored on the computers, Makuakane said.

"That's my life's work," said the music composer.

The computers can be replaced, but it would be impossible to replace his work, he said.

Makuakane, also a music arranger and producer, said he went to his office at 32 Waimanu St. in Kakaako on Thursday morning and found the doors wide open.

He has yet to do a complete inventory, but two guitars that he uses for recordings were also stolen, he said.

"I wouldn't mind getting everything back," Makuakane said, but his priorities are on the information stored on the computers.

Makuakane is making a plea to the person or persons responsible to copy the files onto a disk and send it to him anonymously.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Ken at 381-8465 or e-mail him at

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