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 Waikïkï 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, bass, steel guitar, 'ukulele and piano.

When Raiatea's sparkling vocals are placed within the energy of this effervescent instrumentation, she breathes new life to songs from a bygone era that were once performed throughout Waikïkï and known simply as "Hawaiian Club" music.    
1. 'Aina 'O Moloka'i 2. Nani Hanalei 3. Namolokama 4. Punahou 5. Lihue 6. The One They'd Call Hawai'i 7. The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai 8. Sea of Love 9. Kaulana Ke Kuahiwi O Haleakala 10. Ka Beauty Mahiehie 11. Moonlight And Shadows



Raiatea's 2013 Performance Calendar
Summer 2013

September

September 28 - Lanikuhonua Benefit Concert,
Ko Olina Resort

October

October 28 - Departure for Japan

November

November 2 - Special Hula Event
Tokyo, Japan
                     
November 3 - Special Hula Event
Tokyo, Japan

November 4 - Arrive from Tokyo, Japan

November 5 - Depart for Phoenix, Arizona

November 6 - Kerr Cultural Center
(Student Educational Outreach Program),
Arizona State University

November 7 - Concert Kerr Cultural Center,
Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona