Maunalua ''He Inoa'' CD
After an eight-year break from the recording studio, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Maunalua return with their read more...
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After an eight-year break from the recording studio, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Maunalua return with their highly-anticipated fourth album - He Inoa (''We Are'' Maunalua, which introduces their newest member, 'ukulele and guitar player Richard Gideon).
Continuing their tradition of blending their unique harmonies, ki hoalu guitar and ukulele, the album is a collection of traditional Hawaiian songs such as ''Hilo One'' in a medley with William S. Ellis' ''Hula O Makee''; hula standards such as ''Pua Ahihi'' (a trademark song of the Kahauanu Lake Trio); and several original songs, including one by band member Bobby Moderow (''Spirit of Hawaii'') and another by the award-winning Kumu Hula and multi-Na Hoku Award winner Manu Boyd, who composed ''Maunalua He Inoa'' specially for them. Long-time fans of their live shows will love the inclusion of fan-favorite ''He Is the Only Reason,'' with a twist suggested by Producer Dave Tucciarone that adds a whole new dimension to the song - that of Denny Hemingson's (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) pedal steel guitar, which gives it a bit of a country gospel feel.
Long time fans and new ones alike will love this latest offering from Bobby Moderow, Jr., Kahi Kaonohi, and Richard Gideon...MAUNALUA!
14 Tracks: 1. Maunalua He Inoa 2. Hilo One / Hula O Makee 3. Pohai Kealoha 4. Ke Ala O Ka Rose 5. Mele O Ka Kahoolawe 6. Aloha Ia O Waianae 7. Kuu Pua Maeole 8. He Punahele No Oe 9. Waikiki Hula 10. Ke Aloha 11. Nani 12. Pua Ahihi 13. Spirit of Hawaii 14. He Is The Only Reason
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