Andrea and I had the opportunity in the mid 1970’s to hear The HAWAIIANS in concert at the red brick Calvary Chapel just north of the University of Washington (Seattle) right next to I-5. We both remember the place was packed to the brim with people. It was an awesome presentation of praise, worship and “love for God” by these two incredible people ⏤ Mark & Diane Yasuhara. Their recorded music is no longer available, except for youtube recordings.
Searching for information about Mark & Diane, we found that they are presently living in Hawaii where they are still involved in ministry. Plus, I found a youtube link of one of their albums that was recorded from an LP and uploaded for those who still delight in hearing The HAWAIIANS music. They also have a FaceBook page that can be accessed by clicking on: https://www.facebook.com/markanddianethehawaiians/
Here is that video with a short biography as it was written in the early 1970s.
Introducing The HAWAIIANS, Mark & Diana Yasuhara
The HAWAIIANS, husband and wife, are professional musicians who have traveled the United States since 1969 sharing an aroma of “Aloha-love.” Love for the Trinity, love for the Christian brotherhood, and love for an unlovely world — this is the essence of their ministry in auditoriums, schools, churches, or civic clubs.
Appealing to all ages and backgrounds, their repertoire encompasses the classical compositions of Handel and Puccini, the contemporary sounds of the 1970s, the beautiful songs of Hawaii, traditional and modern hymns and gospel songs. A University of Hawaii graduate, Mark has represented Hawaii in both the San Francisco and Metropolitan Opera auditions.
Words are grossly inadequate to describes the music of The Hawaiians. To hear them is an experience — an experience of the “Aloha,” the grace, the majesty of the islands God created; and the versitality of Mark & Diane, the couple He anointed to sing.
01 Sweet Sweet Spirit 02 I Sure Do Love The Lord 03 I’ve Found A Friend 04 Songs of Praises 05 How Big Is God? 06 Down from His Glory 07 I Have Christ in My Heart 08 Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us 09 The Glory of His Presence 10 His Name Is Jesus 11 Aloha/He’s Coming Soon