With a voice of an angel, NATALIE AI KAMAUU, is Hawai`i’s best kept secret no longer. And it’s not just her voice, it’s her heart that is heard in every note and lyric. Captivating audiences internationally, Natalie’s voice has the ability to shake your soul.
Her three solo releases (`E, `I, `A) have garnered her three nods by The Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts for Female Vocalist of The Year. Her release of Eia, an anthology, is an accumulation of the mele (songs) she has penned speckled with her favorite old time tunes. In 2015, she released her fifth solo release, La La La.
Natalieʻs compositions tell of her family, a bloodline thick with tradition. Born and raised by kumu hula parents, Howard and Olana Ai, Natalie is also a Miss Aloha Hula, hula’s top title. When she sings, she’s dancing and when she dances, she’s singing.
In 2013, Natalie launched a clothing line, Hula Tease, partnered with a skin line, Rice Force, and authored a book, “One Hundred Rules of Love” for her fans in Japan. She is also the voice you hear while being pampered at The Moana Lani Spa of The Moana Surfrider Hotel, Waikiki`ʻs oldest and most celebrated hotel. Taking the nickname of the property, she is being called “The First Lady of Waikiki.”
Natalie is married to and performs along side her husband Iolani Kamauu. Together, they produce and arrange much of what is seen and heard. She has three bass playing brothers, one of them usually rounding out her distinct sound. And then their daughter Sha-Lei adds her hula, completing the story telling. This is her legacy…a legacy of grace, music and love.