CD Reviews: Keola Beamer and Weldon Kekauoha

Music reviews of Keola Beamer and Weldon Kekauoha.


Published:

Keola Beamer

Malama Ko Aloha

 


Slack key master Keola Beamer is on a collaborative roll. Following a 2010 album with Raiatea Helm, he’s brought in jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai for some cross-cultural conversation. The result is moody and evocative, whether it’s an all-grown-up take on his mother’s lullaby “Pupu Hinuhinu,” or a version of the traditional “E Manono.”

 

Weldon Kekauoha

Pilialoha

 


We recently named Weldon Kekauoha’s last release, the 2007 Ka Lehua Ula, as one of the best Hawaii albums of the new century. And now he’s back, with a collection of Hawaiian-language songs about love, affection and friendship. The instrumentation is simple, but the whole thing has a rich, warm feel, anchored by Kekauoha’s great voice. The new compositions by kumu hula Iliahi Paredes are standouts. 

 

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