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The Hawaii Island Journal
December 16, 2006

Excerpt from:
Uncle George Na'ope
National Endowment of the Arts honors hula master
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Beautiful Hula Dancer, the newest CD release by this award-winning slack key artist, is a testament to the simple grace that exists in the windswept district of Kohala. This project is composed of 12 ki ho'alu instrumentals and four vocals, all original, each capturing the essence of a man who is comfortable and at peace in the land of his birth, with the woman that he loves at his side. The title cut, "Beautiful Hula Dancer," was written for his wife, Hope, who often performs with him onstage. Keawe says, "She dances with such grace and honesty!"
Other titles speak of the cowboy lifestyle ("Hana Pipi"), a favorite fishing spot ("Gone Fishing"), a love for the land of one's birth ("'Aina Hanau") and a chance encounter with a pueo in the Volcano area ("Aloha Pueo").

Keawe's music paints a picture of the endless possibilities that exist in these islands. Relaxing and reassuring, Beautiful Hula Dancer is a perfect gift for the one that you love.
Keawe performs at the Bamboo Restaurant in Hawi on December 15 and 16; at Tante's bar and Grill in Kamuela on December 17 and 22; and on Christmas Day at the Waikoloa King's Shops. Hopefully, his beautiful hula dancer will be there, too. For show times, check out

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