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Pili O Ke Ao


Kupaoa

Copyright Year(s): 2008
Genre: HAWAIIAN
Format: CD
Price: $15.98
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Album Notes

Kupaoa -- to be a strong, lingering fragrance.

Kalikolihau "Lihau" Hannahs and Kellen Paik are Kupaoa -- Hawaii's newest and likely only true male/female musical duet. Paik plays guitar and Hannahs handles the stand-up bass...an instrument she only recently picked up.

PILI O KE AO -- the beginning of a new day.

Of the 14 songs featured on this, their debut CD, seven are compositions by either or both Hannahs and Paik, two are by Puakea Nogelmeier, and the rest -- including three hapa-haole songs -- are by others.

Kupaoa's fresh sound in a traditional style is best described by the chorus of the final track of the CD, which says, "you say it best when you say nothing at all."

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards :: 2009

Most Promising Artist(s) of the Year
Haku Mele of the Year

Kupaoa is:

Lihau Hannahs
Kellen Paik

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