Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers and Master Of The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His well of talent springs from five generations of Hawai's most illustrious and beloved musical families. Keola's mother was revered Hawaiian Cultural Treasure, Aunty Nona Beamer. His great-grandmother was one of Hawai'i's most illustrious composers, Helen Desha Beamer. The Beamers trace their roots to the 14th century and have been cultural practitioners through generations.
Keola established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights - which is still one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music.
You will find information here on all of Keola's releases, his Aloha Music Camp, Online Lessons, Tablature, Instructional Books & DVD, Humor, Bio, Family History and much more. Please refer to the left hand column for site navigation.
I'm really looking forward to playing music with my old friends, Jerry Santos, Henry Kapono, Na Leo and Kalapana at the Waikiki Shell "Back in the Day" benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation on Saturday August 22.
Me ke Aloha,
Keola Beamer & ‘Ohana
PBS Hawaii's Emmy Award Winning music documentary, Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) has inspired the slack key guitar master musician and composer to release a Grammy Nominated CD of the music performed in the program.
"Aloha is Hawaii's greatest
gift to the world."