Ke `Ala Beauty

Na Palapalai

Copyright Year(s): 2004
Format: CD
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Album Notes

KE `ALA BEAUTY is certainly a strong sequel to Na Palapalai's multi-award winning first CD, and continues to exemplify true Hawaiian music in the 21st Century. This CD contains 15 songs, including 5 originals written by the trio, as well as some classic selections which have never before been recorded.

With soaring voices, the trio pays tribute to the big island of Hawai`i in a heartfelt rendition of "He Aloha Moku O Keawe", a favorite for many generations. "Wai Ulu", is a soulful cry, speaking of intimate feelings that can be best understood by those whose relationship have withstood the test of time. The title track, "Ke `Ala Beauty" is an endearing composition by Kuana Torres, speaking of the splendor of his home in Pi`ihonua on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Their musical voyage concludes with the special LIVE version of "I Call Him Lord", a definite "crowd pleaser" -- recorded in Hilo, which is Kuana and Kehau's hometown.

Literally translated as "The Beautiful Fragrance", KE `ALA BEAUTY clearly highlights each member's diverse talents and vast background in Hawaiian music. Truly a dying art in Hawai`i, ha`i (falsetto-style singing) is undoubtedly revitalized through Na Palapalai for generations to come.

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards :: 2005

Duo or Group of the Year
Hawaiian Album of the Year

Na Palapalai is:

Keao Costa
Kehau Tamure
Kuana Torres

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