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1: Hula Mu’umu’u Performance Video

Mo'olelo (Story Telling) and Mele (Music) at its absolute finest. Hawaiian oral history informs us that this ancient story actually took place along the coast of Kahakuloa on the Island of Maui. PBS Hawaii flew an entire film crew to Kahakuloa to film at the exact place where the "Hula Mu'umu'u" was born. All this for a 30 second segment highlighting Moanalani's hula.

2: Our Time For Letting Go Performance Video

I wrote this song to commemorate the passing of my mother, Nona Beamer. Presented by PBS Hawaii from "Keola Beamer - Malama Ko Aloha", I am joined by John Kolivas (Bass), Dan Del Negro (Piano) and Adriano Lariosa (Drums).

3: Pupu Hinuhinu Performance Video

In this performance, we share a song written by my dear mom - Nona Beamer for the keiki (children) of Hawai'i. Appearing with me is my good friend and wonderful pianist, Geoffrey Keezer.

4: Waipi’o Paka’alana Performance Video

Music can teach us lessons in love and forgiveness. Here is my rendition of Waipi'o Paka'alana, based on an ancient Hawaiian Mo'olelo (story) for PBS Hawaii.

5: Ele’ele Ka Wai Performance Video

Music can teach us to cooperate, to work together to present something beautiful. To underscore that concept, here is my rendition of Ele'ele Ka Wai (Black Is The Color) for PBS Hawaii.

6: Spanish Hawaiian Guitar Performance Video

Here is my take on the melding of Spanish and Hawaiian influences on solo guitar.

7: Waimanalo Blues Performance Video w/ Henry Kapono

One of my favorite people to play music with is Henry Kapono. Together we have a truly rich history of good times and great songs. Here is one of our favorites written by Liko Martin and Thor World.

8: Mauna Kea Performance Video w/ Moanalani

This is a song I wrote of my love for Mauna Kea on Hawai'i Island. We lived in the little town of Kamuela at my grandfather's home amidst the green pastures of the misty uplands.

9: Mr. Sun Cho Lee Performance Video w/ Henry Kapono

Years ago, I wondered in a song about how Hawaii's got to be the "Racial Melting Teflon-Pot Of The Pacific".

10: Honolulu City Lights Performance Video w/ Raiatea

My beautiful niece, Raiatea Helm has a graceful, luminous voice. For her 25th birthday present, I showed up at one of her concerts and gave her this gift.

11: Moana Oli Aloha Performance Video

My wife - Moanalani Beamer is a Kumu Hula or Hula Source (Expert). She has studied hula and oli for most of her life.

12: He Ono Performance Video

Some songs are just plain fun!

13: Ki Ho’alu – Keola Beamer Video (Part 1)

Kī Hōʻalu (Loosen the Key) is a DVD featuring the exceptional performances of Keola Beamer. Its multiple awards include "Best Documentary" (New York International Film Festival), "Best Cinematography" (Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and the "Gold Remi" Award (Houston International Film Festival). The film was produced and directed by Kenneth M. Burgmaier. Critics have called this feature length movie, "An...

14: Ki Ho’alu – Keola Beamer Video (Part 2)

Kī Hōʻalu (Loosen the Key) is a DVD featuring the exceptional performances of Keola Beamer. Its multiple awards include "Best Documentary" (New York International Film Festival), "Best Cinematography" (Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and the "Gold Remi" Award (Houston International Film Festival). The film was produced and directed by Kenneth M. Burgmaier. Critics have called this feature length movie, "An...

15: Ki Ho’alu – Keola Beamer Video (Part 3)

Kī Hōʻalu (Loosen the Key) is a DVD featuring the exceptional performances of Keola Beamer. Its multiple awards include "Best Documentary" (New York International Film Festival), "Best Cinematography" (Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and the "Gold Remi" Award (Houston International Film Festival). The film was produced and directed by Kenneth M. Burgmaier. Critics have called this feature length movie, "An...

16: Ki Ho’alu – Keola Beamer Video (Part 4)

Kī Hōʻalu (Loosen the Key) is a DVD featuring the exceptional performances of Keola Beamer. Its multiple awards include "Best Documentary" (New York International Film Festival), "Best Cinematography" (Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and the "Gold Remi" Award (Houston International Film Festival). The film was produced and directed by Kenneth M. Burgmaier. Critics have called this feature length movie, "An...