Alfred A. Apaka


Alfred Aiu Apaka was born in Hanalei, Kauai and moved to Honolulu at the age of 15. Virtually self-educated, he worked as a boiler maker, policeman, taxi driver, operated a trucking business on Molokai and served for many years in the Territorial House of Representatives.

Father of the great Alfred Apaka, he also performed as a singer. Dedicated to public service, he sang at many benefits and with his son. They recorded three songs together.

Biographical material from Tony Todaro, The Golden Years of Hawaiian Entertainment (Tony Todaro Pub., 1974).