We had such a good trip to Kauai that I can’t stop thinking about going back again next summer. Meanwhile to keep the Hawaiian spirit on the top of my mind I have been listening to a couple of my favorite Hawaiian musicians.
Uncle Willie K‘s home town is Lahaina, Maui. Here’s another video with some clips of the islands.
One of my other favorite Hawaiian musicians is Bill Keale. Bill grew up in Hawaii but now lives in Bend, OR. Bill’s cousin was the famous Hawaiian musician Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. A couple of years ago I was in the Portland Airport heading somewhere for work and I thought that I heard Hawaiian music. Sure enough Bill was set up playing and had his newly released CD With Aloha for sale. I might not have ever heard of Bill Keale if it were not for the coincidence that I was was flying out of PDX on the day he was there playing his music.
Listen to Aloha Is by Bill Keale. (I followed the directions to display the audio player but it won’t work for me.)
Not only is Bill Keale a talented musician but he gives back to his community in the true meaning of Aloha.
“The Bill Keale Foundation has just been awarded The High Desert Education Service District Award for 10 years of service in supporting the special needs children of Central Oregon.”