The Sons of Hawaii music spans generations with strong rhythm, lyrics and emotion … the heartbeat of Hawaiian sound. From the traditional spirit of songs recorded yesterday to new arrangements and recordings of today, Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii’s new CD Yesterday & Today Volume 2 is a musical journey to savor. Yesterday’s Sons of Hawai‘i, with leader Eddie Kamae and his exciting ukulele rhythm and distinctive singing voice, brought the group together with gifted composer, guitarist, and vocalist Dennis Kamakahi, bass and vocals by Joe Marshall and the steel guitar of David “Feet” Rogers. Eddie Kamae and Today’s Sons continue to play traditional Hawaiian music with Mike Kaawa’s innovative 12-string rhythm guitar that heightens the sound along with Analu Aina’s bass, Ocean Kaowili’s 6-string guitar and Paul Kim’s steel guitar, bringing back the unmistakable sound of the original Sons.
…Born on O‘ahu and raised under the famed rainbows of Mānoa valley emerges one of Hawai’i’s most exquisite falsetto singers: Leokāne Pryor… named Leokāneokalani – the “Voice of the Heavens.” Leokane now resides in heavenly Hāna, Maui. Maunahele combines Leokane’s colorful arrangements with his angelic falsetto to put a sparkle on old traditional favorites and excite the listener with two new originals. As Wayne Harada writes, “He’s blessed with a gorgeous falsetto that soars where rainbows arch the skies…” A limited release in 2001 created quite a stir in the Hawaiian music world. The Mountain Apple Company is proud to re-release Maunahele and share the talents of this exciting newcomer with fans new and old.