Mohala Hou: Music of the Hawaiian Renaissance
Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers, and slack key guitarists. His well of talent springs from five generations of the Island's most illustrious musical lineages. The Beamer family traces their roots to the 15th century descendants of King Kamehemeha and Queen Ahiakumai. Keola established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights - which is one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music. He has received numerous No Hoku awards (equivalent of Hawaiian Grammys) for his compositions and recordings. His first book, The Shimmering, ranked third on Hawai'is best seller list and is required reading for Kamehameha Schools.