Roy and Kathy Sakuma started their record label in 1987.

Their first project, Ohta-San, received the Na Hoku Hanohano award for Instrumental of the Year. Since then, Roy Sakuma Productions has won several more Hoku awards for recording projects.

Today the Roy Sakuma Productions label is home to an eclectic, refreshing collection of musical styles. Artists range from the energetic island contemporary and traditional sounds of Ka’au Crater Boys, and Palolo, to the expressive musical creations of Ohta-San and the rich, soft jazz harmonies of Lyle Ritz. You’ll also discover a visceral approach to jazz via The OutTakes, the youthful exuberance of Joy, and the soulful vocals and haunting slack-key ukulele solos of Canoe Club and Daniel Ho and the next generation of Hawaiian music represented by Keoki Kahumoku on slack-key guitar and Herb Ohta, Jr. on ukulele – connecting us to the heart and soul of Hawaiian music.