Pacific Hawaiian Music Distribution
Beautiful Hula Dancer
Slack key guitarist John Keawe, a contributing artist
on Hawaii's 1st Grammy Award in 2005, Na Hoku winner,
and a recipient of two Hawaii Music Awards, presents his
8th CD release entitled Beautiful Hula Dancer.
Beautiful Hula Dancer features 12 slack-key instrumentals
and 4 vocals, all original creations by the
talented John Keawe. The title track (vocal), "Beautiful
Hula Dancer", written for John's wife, Hope,
is a tribute to her beautiful hula and a testament of the
love they share. Other vocals include on this release
are "Noho Me I`au", a song also written for his
wife, "Moloka`i Longing" and a country flavored
ballad, "As Long As". Instrumentals include a
haunting melody called "`Aina Hanau (land of one's
and an emotionally filled song entitled "Hawaii's
Hope" written for Princess Kaiulani.
John uses several different tunings on this recording,
which create a variety of colors and voicing.
This new recording brings to the forefront the uniqueness
and honesty of John's music.