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.
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
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.