Ikaika Blackburn

Copyright Year(s): 2013
Format: CD
Price: $15.98
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Album Notes

Ikaika's debut solo recording includes tributes to his home island Maui and his loved ones, presented in a traditional style with contemporary flair.

Ikaika is part of 2012's break-out trio Na Hoa and has been a large part of the music and hula scene in Hawai`i for many years. His heartfelt textured delivery, thoughtful arrangements and top-notch production qualities will have you dancing in your living room.

Liner notes come with 3-D glasses and the photos leap off the page. A first!

Liner notes by Keawe Lopes:

Ikaika Blackburn is a musician's musician and entertainer's entertainer. Gifted with a beautiful voice and an impeccable ear for music, this young, yet very seasoned talent brings a delight to Hawai`i's musical legacy.

A true son of Maui-Nui-a-Kama, Ikaika gifts the pu`olo of mele that take you on lyrical journeys throughout its pana `aina, accompanied by a true feeling of dignity and pride.

He venerates those close to him with poetic expressions that are enhanced by a delivery of pure nahenahe.

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