…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.
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