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.
On the heels of the enormously successful holiday album, "Hawaiian Style Christmas," comes "Hawaiian Style Christmas 2," guaranteed to be the most sought after Christmas compilation of 2005! Like its predecessor, Volume 2 contains multiple radio hits and new compostitions never before available for purchase! "Winter Wonderland" by Ka`au Crater Boys, "Little Drummer Boy" by HAPA and "O Holy Night" by Kawika Regidor are just a few of the 16 absolute gems featured on this special collection of holiday mele!