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Pacific Hawaiian Music Distribution
August, 2006
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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 birth)",
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.

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