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Island Born

by Keola Beamer

Hawaiian slack key guitar and vocals on an award-winning CD includes original compositions and traditional songs by one of Hawaii's most beloved musicians
Genre: World: Island
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Island Born
5:22 $0.99
2. Na Ka Pueo
4:00 $0.99
3. 'Olapa Ka Uila i Kane'ohe
3:20 $0.99
4. Kahuli Aku
3:52 $0.99
5. Le'ahi
4:10 $0.99
6. Old Man Pueo
3:57 $0.99
7. Ke 'Oni Nei Ka Huila
3:50 $0.99
8. Makee 'Ailana
4:19 $0.99
9. True Hawaiian Way
5:14 $0.99
10. Hula O Makee
3:54 $0.99
11. Sweet River
4:43 $0.99
12. Ku'u Hoa
2:18 $0.99
13. Medley: Wao Lipo/Ke Ao Nani
7:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
For over thirty years, Keola Bemer's artistry has helped breath new life into slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers, and slack key guitarists. His well of talent springs from five generations of the Island's most illustrious musical lineages. The Beamer family traces their roots to the 15th century descendants of King Kamehemeha and Queen Ahiakumai.

Keola established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights - which is one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music. He is the recipient of several Na Hoku Awards (the Hawaiian Grammys) as well as awards for theater ('Ulalena, You Somebody) and other creative collaborations. He has performed internationally, including Japan and Germany and recently with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. His first literary venture, Ka 'Olili - The Shimmering, a collection of island short stories, was third on Hawai'i's best seller list.

Island Born was his first release on 'Ohe Records.



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patricia leneghan

Sweet dreams of Hawaii
the music is so rich in culture and the slack key guitar can be heard, so soothing to the soul.

I have just listened to Island Born and looking forward to the rest of the cd.

phalle taylor

Stunningly beautiful collection of original and traditional Hawaiian songs
If you own just one slack key guitar CD, this is the one to have. The impeccable musicianship will blow your mind but not your ears. Your heart will open with the beautiful harmonies of the vocal pieces and your spirit will be comforted by the instrumentals. This blend of original pieces and traditional songs weave together flawlessly. By the end, you will feel as if you have been on a long slow ride down a river of Hawaiian time, breathing in sweet nahenahe, gentle, aloha.