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. The Beamers trace their roots to the 14th century; among their ancestors are the Princess Manono, killed in 1819 at Kuamoʻo, the last battle fought in Hawaiʻi, waged for the principle of retaining the old ways of Hawaiian religion and culture.
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.
July 17, 2014
We're excited about our upcoming Ke Ola Retreat....
Some of you might know that both masters - Hong Liu (China) and Lama Tenzin (Tibet) have been influential in my journey. Both these teachers have guided me in moving forward in my life, past the obstacles of grief (the death of my mom) and on in furtherance of our service to the beautiful concept of aloha. Both masters have graciously accepted my invitation to teach with our Hawaiian Kumu and work together at our retreat / workshop on the Island of Lana'i. For those of you who have never been there, its truly a uniquely beautiful place on this earth.
We invite you to join us on these adventures of discovery in music, Hawaiian culture, healing, and meditation — all taught by Masters ("Kumu") from Hawai'i, China, and Tibet. This is the only retreat of its kind — now offered for the first time on Lana'i, Hawai'i — during the week of October 5-11, 2014.
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."