In a few short years, THE GREEN has become one of the biggest acts in reggae, garnering a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes for their debut and then following it up with 21K+ sales for their second record. HAWAI’I ‘13 will take them even further to the top with 13 brand new songs, including two early singles that have already become hits on Hawaiian radio. Pro- duced by the band with Danny Kalb (Jack Johnson, Ben Harper), the record shows off the band’s many singers and sides, from roots anthems to roman- tic ballads. Learn More
People around the world were first introduced to Mark Yamanaka when he released his debut album, Lei Pua Kenikeni, in 2010. Music lovers were charmed by his soaring falsetto voice and his sound, which was unmistakeably “Hilo” in nature. The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts members recognized his pure, natural talent and awarded him a staggering 4 Na Hoku Hanohano awards for his first CD release.
Those who love his music won’t be disappointed by his newest effort, Lei Maile, which builds upon his first album’s success. Mark has carefully assembled an ecclectic variety of songs for this new project, which showcase his versatility and prowess as a vocalist and musician. This sophomore album includes 5 original songs, 3 of which were penned by one of Mark’s mentors, Uncle Johnny Lum Ho. Mark co-wrote the title track, “Lei Maile,” and also composed a delightful hapa haole tune, “Maui Under Moonlight,” which is sure to engage listeners of all ages. This collection of songs also includes old favorites that haven’t been heard in years like “Beauty,” “Be Still ‘Oe,” “Ku‘u Milimili,” and Aunty Alice Namakelua’s “Hanohano No ‘O Hawai‘i.” Timeless classics like “Danny Boy” and “Kanaka Waiwai” are rounded out by a surprising but fitting choice, the Carpenter’s well-known tune, “Yesterday Once More,” featuring the beautiful vocals of Lehua Kalima.
Mark Yamanaka is a remarkable example of raw, undeniable talent embodied in a humble musician, composer and vocalist. The thousands of people that fell in love with his unique sound will embrace his newest effort, Lei Maile, and those discovering him for the first time will revel in his classic but innovative sound. Learn More
One of Hawaii's best kept secrets, Natalie Ai Kamauu, proves she is no stranger to Hawaiian music. Natalie started turning heads when she was just a teenager, singing alongside her father, Howard Ai, for Halau Hula Olana. It wasn't long before Natalie began stealing the show. Although she garnered the coveted title Miss Aloha Hula, it was her angelic voice that really caught people's attention. Many among the hula community and Hawaiian music fans are proclaiming, "Finally!" Natalie Ai Kamauu's first solo release "'E," has arrived. A true labor of love, with husband, Iolani, on vocals and instrumentation, "'E" is a perfect, genuine debut for this stellar vocalist. Even more impressive, she's a songwriter. Natalie's voice dances playfully and soars effortlessly, weaving in and out of the guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano. It's a voice that penetrates straight to the heart and moves the soul. Produced by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning producer Dave Tucciarone, "'E" seamlessly captures a little bit of sass, and a whole lot of heart. Already a sought after performer, "'E" is sure to secure her place among Hawaii's most beloved female artists. At the very first note, Natalie will command your attention, just as she always has. Learn More
"1 Rebel" is O-shen's new album with 14 tracks (including two that are uncharacteristically acoustic and sweetly romantic) that is as good as it gets, combining influences from Jamaica, Hawai'i and Papua New Guinea. Featuring International Superstars including Elephant Man, Don Carlos, and Bunny Rugs from Third World. Sold as is. All Sales Final. Learn More
Sam Li‘a was a Hawaiian song composer who spent his life in the remote valley of Waipi‘o on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. There he perpetuated the tradition of celebrating the beauty of one’s place and memorializing the events of its people. Among the musicians inspired by Sam Li‘a is Eddie Kamae, a major force in the revival of Hawaiian music. In this film, he translates his gratitude and love for Li‘a into a visual song, in which music, place and people find their original harmony. Learn More
The founding members, Kuana Torres Kahele and Kehau Tamure, celebrate 15 years together as Na Palapalai with this exceptional release. Nanea combines new original mele from the duo with hula favorites touched by their falsetto magic. The 24 page booklet contains both the Hawaiian and English translations and incredible scenic shots of both Kuana and Kehau throughout their Big Island home. Contains the hits, "Ka Nae Pakalana" and "Ho'oipo Hula (Ipo Hula)." Learn More
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.
"Island Style Ukulele," from Neos productions is an instrumental compilation of 14 newly recorded island favorites by Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawai'i Music Award winners and nominees such as Troy Fernandez, Herb Ohta Jr., Benny Chong, Imua Garza, Brittni Paiva, Gordon Freitas, Kalei Gamiao and notable up and comers. Learn More
• Now it’s time for everyone to Live a Little... Hawaiian Style! From the Mountain Apple Company!
• The best Hawaiian compilation ever at a price everyone can afford.
• Surely to become your favorite Hawaiian music mix!
• Features many of Hawaii’s top recording artists Learn More
It’s no secret that Hawai‘i is the most beautiful island paradise on earth, but the beauty of its musical culture has flown under the radar for generations and only recently has the public become aware of the depth of Hawai‘i’s musical beauty.
The music featured in Over® Hawai‘i, as seen on Public Television, brings together GRAMMY® nominated artists who have been found on Billboard Magazine’s world chart multiple times and who perform the music of Hawai‘i around the world. They are an integral part of the world music landscape and their music is now known and appreciated by millions of fans.
Characteristic of the culture of these islands, the music community today is a microcosm of the influences of the past, with the melodies brought by missionaries to these shores paired with the rhythmic sounds and chants of ancient Hawaiian.
Hawaiian music has greatly evolved since the missionaries arrived and is now as vibrant as it has ever been. Discover the sound of today’s most revered stars as the producers of Over® Hawai‘i did when they produced their amazing show. Celebrate the aloha spirit with this great music. Learn More
Feel the Spirit of Aloha in this celebration of the beautiful Hawai'ian Islands. Soar over some of the most spectacular places on Earth, and see them from perspectives you never thought possible while you relax to the traditional music of the islands in OVER® Hawai'i.
Hawaiian Style Love Songs from Neos Productions is a mix of Island Contemporary, Pop and Reggae love songs performed by popular island artists. With 17 tracks of feel-good island rhythms, this beautifully packaged compilation is a true product of Hawai'i. Featuring Hawai'i Music Award winners Justin, Norm, Reality, Herb Ohta, Jr.; Na Hoku nominees and winners Troy Fernandez, Kela Keala of Ekolu, Kawika Regidor, B.E.T., popular island style entertainers Ka'ala Boys, Florent Atem and more, Hawaiian Style Love Songs is jam packed with smooth grooves and island style aloha. Learn More
The spirit of imagination comes to life to capture the hearts of music lovers of all ages with a new CD from EDDIE KAMAE & THE SONS OF HAWAII, NA KEIKI MAU LOA (Children Forever), a collection of playful traditional tunes and new compositions that blend with the rhythms of Hawaiian mele.
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Nā Palapalai's highly anticipated new album, Ha'a!
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2012 brings us to our newest release, HA'A. It is a tribute to our fans whom have somehow, Mahalo Ke Akua, become a Hawaiian music army, worldwide. Your unwavering support humbles us every day. We also dedicate this to all the hula dancers around the world, in countries we could have never dreamed of. It is for you that we sing.
We Aloha you all. The shy, keiki hula, the serious competition hula dancers, the ones who kaholo when they clean their hale. It is for you that we sing.
If you Kalākaua in the shower, we bid Aloha to you. Mahalo to the Aunties dancing hula in the front row with a beer in one hand and smoke meat in the other. It is for you that we sing.
We most humbly offer you, HA‘A. Now get up and dance.
World-renowned slack key guitar MASTER, Keola Beamer has had a career that has spanned more than 30 years. From his early international hit composition “Honolulu City Lights” to his most recent contribution on the soundtrack to the 2011 Oscar-nominated film “The Descendants,” Keola Beamer has earned his place in Hawaiian music history as a legendary composer, songwriter and performer.
With the release of Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love), he has taken his genius onto the world music stage in a captivating collaboration with nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and virtuoso jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer.
This CD is the soundtrack to the nationally televised program produced by PBS Hawai‘i and includes the internationally acclaimed recording “Ina”, a Hawaiian language version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Learn More
Mamo is the duo of the accomplished Hawaiian musicians Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson who celebrate their aloha for Hawaii and their heritage through music. Their repertoire spans a wide range reaching as far back as the Hawaiian Monarchy to new compositions and arrangements that are at the cutting edge of contemporary Hawaiian music.
The duo features the acclaimed vocals of Nathan Aweau and the slack key guitar stylings of Jeff Peterson with acoustic and electric bass, ukulele, and percussion.
Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson reflect on their Hawaiian heritage in their first collaborative recording. The album features 4 original compositions by Jeff Peterson, and arrangements of classic Hawaiian standards shaped by the collective influences of broad musical backgrounds of both artists.
Music of Hawai'i, when first released, achieved a new standard of success by which all other albums would be measured in the future with its lush orchestrations and arrangements featuring the classic voices of Hawai`I singing 27 of Hawaii's most popular songs.
One of Hawai'i's most beloved musicians and composers, Irmgard Aluli, "Aunty Irmgard" as she is called, dazzled and amazed her fans for six decades. Here she is joined by her group Puamana. "From Irmgard With Love" includes her classic song "Puamana."