The Brothers Caz are known for the beautiful harmonies they create and an enormous sound from two instruments. Most of this album is filled with the songs for the hula and the listener can visualize the elegance of the hula.
Twice-Grammy® nominated international Hawaiian recording star, Raiatea Helm adds to her list of award-winning music with the release of her long-awaited solo CD Sea of Love. As a courageous “new traditionalist” of Hawaiian music, Raiatea Helm’s collection of songs in Sea of Love takes the musical stylings of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s and makes them fresh through vibrant, innovative arrangements. This collection of songs draws upon the signature sounds of a bygone era in Waikiki and captures the sizzle of brushes on a snare drum and ‘sock’ cymbal, the use of maracas, congas and bongos, and the uplifting rhythms of the vibraphones, the bass, the steel guitar, and the piano. When Raiatea Helm’s sparkling vocals are placed within the energy of this effervescent instrumentation, she breathes new life to songs from a by-gone era that were once performed throughout Waikiki and known simply as “Hawaiian Club” music.
Uluwehi Guerrero’s brand new CD release, “Uluwehi Sings Na- Mele Hula Aloha- beloved hula songs”, is now available! A Na Hoku Hanohano award winner and long time Kumu Hula of Halau Hula Kauluokala from Maui, Uluwehi’s latest album includes 16 wonderful songs, all sung in Hawaiian, some rarely recorded, and all perfect for Hula! It’s Uluwehi’s first CD in 8 years, and already listeners are raving it is well worth the wait.
From one of Hawai`i 's most isolated regions emerges Leokāne Pryor. Home Malanai will attempt to pick up where the O'ahu native's first album, Maunahele, left off, delighting fans and attracting new admirers. With an incomparable set of vocals with unmatched falsetto accents, Pryor chronicles his love affair with Hawaiian music and his journey away from and return to Hawai`i. This 12-track album features collaborations with acclaimed artists Charles Ka'upu and Kaliko Trapp, as well as Hawaiian classics like "Haleakalā Hula" and " Ku'u Ipo I Ka He'e Pu'e One." Sure to be enchanted by his voice, which some describe as "simply beautiful," Hawaiian music devotees will undoubtedly welcome Pryor with open arms. Learn More
Haleakala- is the fourth collaboration between kiho`alu (slack key) guitarist and GRAMMY® winner Jeff Peterson and internationally famous shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee. Like their best selling CD, Maui Morning, the Valley Isle of Maui inspired this recording. The shakuhachi (bamboo flute) is ideally suited to Hawaiian music, with its ability to play the soft melodies and rich harmonies, and the slides, bends, and other ornaments, with an expressive quality rivaled only by the human voice. Featuring refreshing interpretations of many of the most celebrated songs from Hawai`i, Haleakala-also includes four original pieces inspired by the beauty and majesty of the Haleakala- Mountain and the Haleakala- Crater. Haleakala-'s soothing nahenahe (sweet) music calms the spirit and invigorates the soul. Learn More
HAPA's debut album created a new sound in harmony and guitar work that made the group an instant household name. A Hawaiian man and transplant from New Jersey teamed up to create a sound that cannot be equaled.
When the de Mello's discovered that Sunday Manoa were no longer a group, they took the talents of Robert & Roland and shaped them in to one of the most successful recording artists that Hawaii has ever known. This CD is a compilation of their "First Two Albums" and shows how developed they were as recording artists at such a young age.
Pihana...the skillful gathering of life's experiences, the accumulation of desires and dreams, and the realization of our on-going commitment to honor our 'aina, kupuna and 'ohana.
It has been my unique privilege to observe and experience the remarkable ancestral gifts bestowed upon this young, strong, and vibrant Hawaiian woman- a Kumu Hula who skillfully weaves ancient tradition into the modern fabric of her daily life. Napua strives for pihana in everything that she does and in doing so, inspires everyone around her to do the same.