Roland Cazimero passed away on July 16, 2017. A multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning singer, musician, song writer and recording artist, Cazimero was one half, along with brother Robert Cazimero KSK’67, of The Brothers Cazimero, a cornerstone on the Hawaiian music scene for the last 40 years and possibly its single most influential group during that time.
Cazimero first made history alongside his brother and Peter Moon in the early 1970s with The Sunday Mānoa and the The Brothers Cazimero were founded in 1975.
The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Artists has honored the Cazimeros with 25 Nā Hōkū awards and both brothers have also received Hōkū awards as individual solo artists.
The duo was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.