Together We Will Bring Back The Music of Aloha Into The Mainstream of our Visitors – We are in a time where the Renaissance Period Hawaiian Music is coming back, slowly. Because of the growth of the internet in the last 12 years, millions of people are getting access to Hawaii’s music that otherwise might not. But why is it hard for the tourist to find great music by local artists in Waikiki? Why is the heart and soul of traditional Hawaii only shown in Waikiki it sparse outdoor stages and not venues? Can this all be changed? Yes…..!
Facts About Palani Vaughan Born: May 27, 1944 in Honolulu Full Name: Frank Palani Vaughan Jr. Goes By: Palani Vaughan K-12 School: Kamehameha Schools University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Fine Arts Recordings of Palani Vaughan Information about the King Kalakaua tribute albums recorded by Palani Vaughan, the album he recorded as one of the founding …View full post
With a hauntingly beautiful and uniquely authentic blend of voices and music that touches the heart and soul. Friends coming together for the enjoyment of continued camaraderie and adventure. A time to share in their music, goals, dreams, and laughter. A time to share with you… Kapala combines traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music with ethnic, …View full post
Singer-songwriter Mailani Makainai returns to the Hawaiian music scene with her first solo album on the Mountain Apple Company label. “Mailani” features her beautiful, unique voice and original songs that have endeared her to fans in Hawai‘i and around the world. Mailani, who grew up in Kailua Town on O‘ahu’s Windward Coast, is part of …View full post
A self-taught guitarist and song writer, Anuhea began showcasing her talents while boarding at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. “We would print out guitar chords to Bob Marley and Jack Johnson songs then skip water polo practice to go back to the dorms and jam them. Once I got the basic idea of guitar I then …View full post
Led Kaapana’s mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his …View full post
Kī hōʻalu is often characterized by the use of an alternating-bass pattern, usually played by the thumb on the lower two or three strings of the guitar, while the melody is played on the three or four highest strings, using any number of fingers. Many kī hōʻalu players incorporate various embellishments such as harmonics (chimes), …View full post