Keali`i has been working on a new CD release entitled "Kawaiokalena" and plans to release it sometime this year. Details soon!
Aloha kakou! We are finalizing details of the 2013 concert schedule. In the meantime please check out the MELE.COM event calendar linked below...
It has been a long time since I checked in on this page. I know a lot of you come looking for calendar updates and today was the day! It's an ever-evolving schedule so if you promise to check for updates I'll promise to keep it updated. As always you can email Keali`i's office directly at email@example.com Aloha - Puna
MERRIE MONARCH NEWS
We have just returned from an exciting weekend in Hilo for the Merrie Monarch competition. Halau Ke`alaokamaile earned fourth place in the wahine `auana category and Henohea Kane won the Miss Aloha Hula 2009 competition plus the Hawaiian language award!
Congratulations to the entire halau, the large support team, and kumu Keali`i.
Here is Heno's Thursday night `auana performance from YouTube. The link at the bottom is for the kahiko performance at KITV.com...
Preparations are underway for Keali`i and the halau to depart to Hilo for the Merrie Monarch Festival. If you are not in Hawai`i you can still watch live streaming on KITV's website. Click on the link below.
KA NOHONA PILI KAI
Here's one of my favorite YouTubes. Just Keali`i, a guitar, and some of his dancers on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. This was filmed for a Japanese TV show about the music group BEGIN and their first trip to Hawai`i from Okinawa. BEGIN wrote the song "Nada Soso" which Keali`i adapted for his song "Ka Nohona Pili Kai."
Aloha - I've gotten a few emails with your favorite YouTube moments from Keali`i. Pat sent in the four links below, and the last one was sent by Michael in Wailuku which isn't Keali`i, but a great video of "Hawai`i Aloha" performed by two soldiers in Iraq. Thanks for the YouTube contributions and we hope you enjoy!