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Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau - Ho`ola Artist: Makaha Sons Of Ni'ihau
Title: Ho'ola
Category: Traditional

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Catalog #: CD60a


Titles:
Listen to Real Audio Real Audio Clip and/or MP3 mp3 sample samples of songs with icons

1. Kaho'olawe - by Emma BishopReal Audio Clip
2. Honolulu Harbor - by Mary Robins
3. Lei Onaona - by William Lani KaheleReal Audio Clip
4. Aloha 'Ia 'O Wai'ane - by Rachel Kaleiwahea
5. He Aloha No 'O Honolulu - by Lot Keawe
6. Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i
7. Na Pua A Ku`uleialoha - by Jean Beniamina
8. Na U'i O Kaua'i - Real Audio Clip
- (a song which celebrates all the beautiful things of our island)
9. Pili Aumoe by Frank Hewett
10. Ke Aloha - Real Audio Clip
- by Lei Collins, Madeline Lam (a beautiful love song)
11. Kawohikukapulani - by Helen Desha Beamer
12. Wasted On The Way - by Crosby, Stills & Nash

More Israel Kamakawiwo`ole titles... Facing FutureE Ala EKa 'ano'iN' Dis LifeIZ : In ConcertAlone In Iz WorldWonderful World

More Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau... Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 1Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 2Live At Hank's PlacePuana Hou Me Ke AlohaHo'ola • Makaha Bash 3 • Ho'oluana

More Makaha Sons titles ... Ke Alaula KuikawaNa Pua O Hawaiii Makaha Sons Sing Golden Hawaiian MelodiesHeke Wale No (Only The Very Best Of) On The Road Live Christmas Day In Hawai`i Nei

Israel's Video selections... IZ: The Man Behind The Music (DVD)Hot Hawaiian Nights (DVD)Island Music, Island Hearts (DVD)Island Music, Island Hearts Video (VHS)

Israel is also included on the following compilations... Best Of Hawaiian Style BandMusic From The Islands Of AlohaFifty Greatest Hawai`i Albums Of All TimeIsland Roots

Comments:

This is first time this album has been available in CD form. The original release of this album in 1986 marked the 10th anniversary of the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau and was their eighth album. The Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts awarded "Ho'ola" the prestigious Album of the Year and Best Traditional Album of the Year at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards of 1987. It also won for them the Group of the Year award.

The Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau began in 1976 in Makaha, on the leeward side of O'ahu. The original group included members Skippy and Israel Kamakawiwo`ole , Louis Kuakahi, Jerome Koko and Sam Gray. Now, twenty years later with many changes in their group, they continue to enthrall audiences everywhere.

On this album they include some new songs and some new arrangements of some old songs. You will hear still another dimension of the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau as they back their cousin Jean Ileialoha Keala Beniamina on two new songs. And they have included a non Hawaiian tune, "Wasted on the Way", a Crosby, Stills, Nash standard that has been part of their live performances for years and a song that has special meaning for them.

They have a special quality to their voices and a very Hawaiian way in which they present their music - whether it is in Hawaiian or in English. With their unique sound and rich harmonies, the group is continuing the traditions of Hawaiian music. A definite collector item.

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