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Sean Na‘auao

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It has been 8 years since Sean Na`auao has released a solo album and Sean would agree it seems like a blink of an eye. Sean has continued his live performaces never wavering from what keeps him going everyday, his music. For Sean, he found his musical journey very personal. Finding inspiration through his ancestors – his kupuna and from his very gut – his na`au – he found his musical heritage with the recording of his new CD. This coming of age album captures the very essence of his Hawaiian music career, showcasing a masterful musician doing what he does best – making Hawaiian music. This 11-song CD embraces his ancestry and reminisces sounds from his childhood while looking forward to a bright future, perpetuating Hawaiian music for all generations. It is NA`AUAO.

1. No Kapi‘olani
2. E ‘Ike I Ka Nani A O Hōpoe
3. Aloha Week Hula
4. Aia O Waipio
5. Pānini Pua Kea
6. I Fell In Love With Honolulu
7. Hola ‘E Pae
8. Kipu Kai
9. Aloha ‘Ia ‘O Wai‘anae
10. Līlialanaikawaiola
11. Ahe Lau Makani

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ABOUT

Sean Na‘auao… singer, musician, composer, producer – there seems to be no end to this multi-talented local artist who in a short period of time, has climbed to the top of the ladder of success in Hawaiian music and raised the standards for other musicians to follow.

Sean Na‘auao’s traditional Hawaiian music foundation began as a boy. Guided by his father and encouraged by his family, he also learned how to play jazz and reggae developing him as a well-rounded player. The songs on Sean’s releases reflect those influences: he is able to masterfully perform traditional Hawaiian songs as well as slide deftly into the contemporary up-tempo beat of today’s Hawaiian music. Sean has taken his music around the world, performing in Mexico, Japan, Guam and across the United States including a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Embracing his Hawaiian heritage, Sean Na`auao has always connected his music back to his kupuna (his ancestors and elders). Kumu Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett has been a positive influence on his traditional Hawaiian career. In 2001, Sean won a Nä Hökü Hanohano Award for “Song of the Year” for Frank’s composition “Ka Pilina,” from the album Neutralize It. Then in 2002 Sean’s version of “Aloha Ku`u Home A I Ke `Alohi” from his album Holomua, also by Frank, won “Haku Mele” at the Nä Hökü Hanohano Awards.

His professional musical career was established following high school as part of Mana‘o Company, a group that broke into the contemporary Hawaiian music scene as this genre of music was gaining popularity among the young island crowd. Mana‘o Company recorded two successful CDs and launched Sean into a remarkable career as a solo recording artist.

His solo career kicked off with two releases (Giving Something Back and Hawaiian Living) in the mid-1990s. The release of his Fish and Poi CD in 1997 earned him a prestigious Nä Hökü Hanohano award for Island Contemporary Album of the Year. It marked the emergence of Sean as a formidable influence in local contemporary Hawaiian music, and set the standard that musicians emulate today.

Homegrown Hawaiian, released in 1998, only served to cement his success with the public. Even today, half of the songs from Homegrown Hawaiian are played regularly on local radio, an amazing feat in the competitive fight for airplay. Sean’s unique style on songs like “Drop Baby Drop,” “Li Hing Hula,” “Punani Patrol” and “E Ku‘u Sweet Lei Poina‘ole” keeps Homegrown Hawaiian on the list of “must have” recordings.

After touring the mainland and Hawai`i in 2007, Sean Na`auao and Robi Kahakalau released a duet album entitled S & R. Their fans were excited and supportive of their two favorite performers! The album featured traditional and contemporary Hawaiian tunes along with Roberta Flack’s original “Where is the Love”.

With so many musical accomplishments, it was a natural progression into the realm of producing for Sean Na‘auao, an artist so competent in his musical talent that he could lend his support to up and coming musicians looking for a suitable experienced hand to guide them.  He has lent his expertise to a number of island artists including Three Plus, Darren Benitez, Baba B, Robert Kekaula, Ho‘onu‘a and Mino‘aka.

As a hard working musician, Sean has continued his live performances and has always stayed connected to his fans. After eight years since his last solo album, Sean is proud to announce his 2013 project NA`AUAO. This 11-song album showcases a traditional Hawaiian entertainer returning to the music scene as one of Hawai`i’s premiere recording artists. With NA`AUAO, Sean continues his musical journey revealing his masterful skills that make him an incredible Hawaiian singer, musician, composer and producer.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Sean Na‘auao Hot Hits

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1.Fish & Poi
2.Ka`ililauokekoa
3.Ka Pilina
4. Love
5. Ka `Eha Ke Aloha
6. Surf Pa`ina
7. Punani Patrol
8. He Lei Makana
9. Coming in From the Cold
10. Nou E Kahiau
11. Li Hing Hula
12. Where is the Love
13. Na Makani `Eha
14. Drop Baby Drop

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Ka ‘Eha Ke Aloha

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1. Ka Ipo Lei Manu
2. Medley – Holo Holo Ka`a/Mokokaikala
3. Ka `Eha Ke Aloha
4. Ka Moa`e
5. Ni`ihau O Kahelelani
6. Papalina Lahilahi
7. He Lei Makana
8. Waikiki Hula
9. Backyard Slack
10. No Hawaiians, No Aloha
11. I’ll Never Love This Way Again

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A Kanaka Christmas

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1. Silver Bells
2. Christmas Delite
3, White Christmas
4. A Kanaka Christmas
5.Winter Wonderland
6. Dream Baby Dream
7. Secret Santa
8. Merry Little Christmas
9. Let It Snow
10. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
11. Silent Night
12. Mele Kalikimaka Ia `Oe

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Holomua

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1. Hokule`a Ma`o
2. Nau No Ku`u Aloha
3. E Ma`alili A`e Nei
4. Na Makani `Eha
5. Nou E Kahiau
6. Pupu `O Ni`ihau
7. Ho`olehua Hula
8. Koula
9. Aloha Ku`u Home A I Ke`alohi
10. Lepe`ula`ula
11. Aloha `Oe


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Neutralize It

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1. Hawaiian
2. Ka`ililauokekoa
3. Love
4. Ka Pilina
5. Lu`au Feet
6. Kupu`eu
7. Neutralize It
8. Three Little Birds
9. He Inoa No Ka`iulani
10. Living the Fast Life
11. Sandy Beach
12. Pua Lililehua

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Homegrown Hawaiian

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1. Li Hing Hula
2. In the Still of the Night
3. Beauty Hula
4. I Love You, My Baby Love
5. Drop Baby Drop
6. Make It With You
7. Homegrown Hawaiian
8. Punani Patrol
9. `Aumakua
10. E Ku`u Sweet Lei Poina`ole
11. Bully Board Craze
12. Hilo Hula

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Fish & Poi

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1. Fish & Poi
2. Local Motion Style
3. Ku`u Pete
4. 3 Times A Lady
5. Poka`i Bay
6. Concrete Jungle
7. I Can’t Tell You Why
8. Nakoa’s Song
9. Surf Pa`ina
10. Silhouette
11. Tewe Tewe

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Hawaiian Living

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1. Punahou
2. My Paradise
3. Sanoe
4. Koke`e
5. Susiana E
6. Hawaiian Living
7. Haleakala Hula
8. Shells
9. Kauoha Mai
10. Special Prayer



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Giving Something Back

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1. Giving Something Back
2. Valley of Makaha
3. Miloli`i
4. Pikake
5. E Lili`u E
6. A Call For Help
7. Hoku Li`ili`i
8. Dream
9. I Ali`i No `Oe
10. He Paid the Debt of Sin

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S&R

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1. Kulaiwi
2. Hi`ilawe
3. Mele O Kaho`olawe
4. Ka Lei E
5. Ka Manu
6. Na Pali Alo Lua
7. `Anapau
8. Medley – Mokihana Lullaby/Nani Kaua`i
9. Medley – Hula Lady/Honolulu I Am Coming Back Again
10. Where is the Love
11. We’ve Got Tonight

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Still Pounding

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3. Fish & Poi — Sean Na`auao
4. Hawaiian — Sean Na`auao
6. Summer Lady — Sean Na`auao
7. Punani Patrol — Sean Na`auao
8. Love — Sean Na`auao
9. 96 Degrees in the Shade — Sean Na`auao
12. Surf Pa`ina — Sean Na`auao
14. Sincerely — Sean Na`auao
15. Make It With You — Sean Na`auao

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Hawaiian Style Christmas

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2. Mele Kalikimaka Ia `Oe — Sean Na`auao

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Everybody Loves Bob Marley

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16. Coming in From the Cold – Sean Na`auao

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Duets – Island Style

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1. We’ve Got Tonight – Sean Na‘auao

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Shaka Island

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5. Fish & Poi — Sean Na`auao

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Island Warriors

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7. War Party — Sean Na`auao

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Reggae in Paradise

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4. Coming in from the Cold – Sean Na`auao

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