Levi | This Is Who I Am

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This Is Who I Am

by Levi

Smooth mix of Hawaiian style and Reggae. All original and unique. Featuring Big Mountain's lead singer "Quino".
Genre: World: Reggae
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't You Wanna Dance
4:51 $0.99
2. I Still Believe
4:01 $0.99
3. Paniolo Boys
3:36 $0.99
4. Island Born
4:53 $0.99
5. Wished for a Child
3:47 $0.99
6. Same Smile (feat. Quino)
3:48 $0.99
7. Merry Go Round
3:58 $0.99
8. Rollin'
4:11 $0.99
9. The Game (feat. Joyce Mendez)
4:35 $0.99
10. Ku'u Lei (Falsetto Interlude)
1:41 $0.99
11. Paniolo Boys Party
4:03 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Who knew four years ago that Levi Kealaluhi would be an aspiring musician. In 1997 he was catching the winning touchdown for Brigham Young University in the Cotton Bowl. Football was in his sights then, but the strong desire for music made him give it all up.

Levi was born and raised in Makawao, Maui. There, his mother pushed a life of entertainment. Entering him in talent competitions, singing competitions: she was a real advocate of KO the entertainer.

Life would have continued in Makawao had his father not pushed his football career. Levi moved with his family to California in 1989 to finish his senior year of high school playing football at Rancho Buena Vista in San Diego.

Back and forth with different ideas of how life was going to play out, he returned to school at Grossmont Junior College in 1993. There he returned to his roots, football. That soon proved to be one of his greatest talents. He received a full scholarship to play for the Brigham Young University Cougars under the tutelage of the great LaVell Edwards.

After college he followed what he thought was his dream into the National Football League, playing for the Arizona Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts. Yet something didn't seem right. There was something else calling to him...music.

He had sung all his life with his family. Karaoke was a family favorite. Levi was the guy on the plane with the Uke and all the songs. His real dream soon became a reality singing with reggae bands like INI, one50one and Soul Shakedown.

Soon, Levi was fortunate enough to meet Quino of Big Mountain, who recently released his hit solo album Mahalo. Quino, his mentor, guided him in the right direction. Producing and writing with Levi they put together an album with a unique sound and original vibe. He had found his dream.

Levi is releasing his first album in February 2002, This Is Who I Am. These songs are stories of his life...the journey of a proud paniolo boy.



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Jesse Taylor

I was very surprised on quality of tracks. Songs brought a smile to my wife and I. We're very big BIG MOUNTAIN fans and there were similarities to the music.We've never listen to hawaiian/reggae before but it was great. Favorite song- I Still Believe... great job KO.

Lee-v-dub Productions

The CD is everything that it should be - one of a kind!
The CD is everything that it should be - one of a kind! This CD is the making of many years of hard work and patience and it truly shows. I still believe in you Hawaiian!

Jose Lucena

Finally a CD that touches the simple things in life
When I first listened to the CD it reminded me of my childhood in my island. The songs really have soul and heart behind them. My fav track is Paniolo Boys.

bradda jay

wow cuz its mean this cd keep it up
wow this was one mean cd im a island born paniolo and this really made me get chciken skin locals you know what i mean yeah but bully keep it up waiteing for th next journey much love the song that i really taught was solid same smile so sweet of us local braddas and n plus the one with the kealaluhi ohana gotta love that that my oahana peace im out

[...KAuAi. GuRL...]

[...Da Game...]
i tink dis cd is da bomb....i like da song 'the game'...get good beat...k den

tomo jr.

small kine
KA, This the most crapyest CD I ever heard.. Neah joke.
If you ask me, This is the best CD out in Hawaii right
now! Originals from the hearth. With BIG MOUNTAIN (keno)
behind KO. It trully is the best local CD out there now!


Sooooooo smooth great lyrics!!!!!!
so good I love it K O has some powerful lyrics u catch your self singing along and feeling very Irie the duet with Quino was incredible would like to hear more from him

Super Supporter

KOs CD is really original. Like the stories he tells. Great job and can't wait for the next one. Favorite song is Paniolo Boys

Maui Girl

I really enjoy Ko cd. I love how each song is apart of his life.
One about his daughter, another about his wife also one about his brother.
My favorit is "Island born" about the Kealaluhi ohana.


You can smell the ocean air
I was pleasantly surprised. The entire CD quite enjoyable. The message he conveys really gives you a feel for the pride of the people of Hawaii and the friend ships he has encountered. Very peaceful, good vibes.