From the island of Kaua'i, Kaleo Naea is a new star Hawaiian guitarist & singer. Journey instantly to the islands with his beautiful traditional & slack-key guitar in Hawaiian falsetto, crooning, bass & chant. Performances are full of ALOHA spirit, with song history & Hawaiian legends & pure & sweet instrumentals that will put your guests in a light-hearted, and festive mood, his music of the islands sets the tone for a perfect ALOHA event.
Kaleo is always adding new music to his repertoire, just let him know if you have a special song that you would like him to play for you!
Kaleo's music reaches into the soul and allows one to experience the traditional music of the islands through the expertise of his style in traditional, and kiho'alu (slack key) guitar. His unique vocal style is brought to the forefront the difficult style of ha'i (falsetto) singing showcased in his album "Kaua'i Beauty".
The music heard on this album is a special collection of traditional Hawaiian music from 1850 to 1950. It will surprise and delight you with the different textures, harmony, and depth of character. The songs tell stories of Hawaiian legends and the natural beauty of the islands generating a positive, magical feeling in one's heart and mind, as they define the spirit of Hawaiian culture and the physical majesty the islands of Aloha.
Hawaiian music allows you to dream everything that can be dreamed...it appeals to every age group by its very nature. Kaleo's dream is to foster the resurgence of interest in Hawaiian culture by sharing the beauty of the islands with his music.
Kaleo is Kama'aina (island born) 1973 and raised on Kaua'i. Kaleo's great-grandfather's great-grandfather was Kaumuali'i, Kauai's last King and he is a decedent of George Na'ea, father of Hawaii's Queen Emma!
Kaleo learned about island history and the ways and spirit of aloha from his tutu (grandmother in Hawaiian), Kamanao Na'ea who was a guitarist, singer and narrator at the Kodak Hula Show in Waikiki for two decades, she taught Kaleo to play and sing Hawaiian music from the day he was born until he moved to Santa Barbara in 1987 where he studied with many guitar masters over the next 20 years.
Kaleo began performing in 1997, delighting listeners with beautiful island music.
Bill Flores: Steel Guitar
Rafael Osuna: Bass
Leinani Mahikoa: Hula Dancer
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 240 minutes
Example: My upcoming show --
AN EVENING OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC & HULA!
1800-1900's Traditional, Slack-Key, Steel Guitar & Hula of the Islands!
Kaleo Naea - Guitar, Vocals & Ipu Heke (Hawaiian Gourd Drum)
Steel Guitar & Ukulele, Bill Flores and Rafael Osuna on Bass
PLUS Hula Dancers from Hula Anyone Dance Studio!
Traditional & Slack-Key songs from Hawai'i with vocals sung in Hawaiian and English.
Chant, Hawaiian Gourd Drum (Ipu Heke) and Hula numbers.
Steel Guitar, Ukulele can be added
Past Booked Dates:
03-02-2008 — An Evening of Hawaiian Music & Hula/SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA
07-28-2007 — Murial's 90th Bday/Family Reunion
07-21-2007 — Tami's Birthday Bash - Private Party
06-23-2007 — Santa Barbara Winery - Private Party
06-17-2007 — Arroyo Burro Beach Park - Private Party
05-18-2007 — Vino Divino Wine Tasting Event
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Launch Party, Private Party, Prom, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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