For over thirty years, Keola and Moana Beamer’s artistry has thrilled audiences near and far. Keola’s award winning Slack Key Guitar and Moana’s innovative Hula breathe new life into their individual disciplines while remaining true to the soul of their deeply Hawaiian roots. For this recording, Keola and Moana share their very best performances of songs that have enthralled concert...
Mohala Hou: Music of the Hawaiian Renaissance is about then and now, not just one or the other. There are many memories embedded in the music, but the arrangements and the performances come from the present.
For his fifth Dancing Cat release, Keola offers nine original compositions and six Hawaiian classics. All are played in his unique style, which combines his own innovations with traditional slack key. Eight of the songs are played as solo instrumentals to express ka leo o loko (the voice within) and the feeling of solitude.
With the release of Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love), he has taken his genius onto the world music stage in a captivating collaboration with nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and virtuoso jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer.