CD Reviews: Hope Mayo and Na Palapalai



Published:

 




 

Hope Mayo

End of the Day

(Uprise Music)

On debut End of the Day, singer/songwriter Hope Mayo serves up a solid collection of blues-y folk originals. The sound is light and sweet, the lyrics earnest, and Mayo’s voice imparts fizz even to such lines as, “Roses are red, violets are blue; Baby, I just called to say I love you.” It’s all relatively straightforward stuff, but if you dig relaxing tunes in the style of Norah Jones, Mayo is worth checking out.

 

 


 



Na Palapalai

Nanea

(Punahele Productions)

 

Nā Palapalai is down one member since its last album, but remaining duo Kehau Tamure and Kuana Torres Kahele are still hitting the high notes as well as ever. The basic formula hasn’t changed much for this release, either— original compositions featuring high-energy, Hawaiian-language falsetto harmonizing—although guest Martin Pahinui adds some hapa-haole flavor to “Analani E.” All in all, it seems that two heads can be just as good as three.

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine April 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.

 

Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”

 

First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.

 

Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.

 


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags