Guest Author - Deborah L Adams
Kaulupono by 'Ale'a is produced by Tropical Music and is a wonderful collection of chant and songs, some of which are lively and some just lovely to listen to. The strong vocals of the group and creative, lively arrangements of some of the songs will have you groovin' to the tunes! Other songs carry you along on the gentle waves of the music. Absolutely delightful! I loved the beautiful voices and the perfect harmonies I remember so well from masters of the past.
Kaulupono is this award winning groups third album and is wonderfully expressive in various types of music throughout. From traditional to contemporary music this CD includes it all.. There even seems to be a touch of blue grass on one of the songs. Their interpretations of several contemporary numbers such as "The Best of My Love" by the Eagles, and others are amazing. They put their own feel to these already loved songs and make them even more special in their unique style. Ryan Gonzalez, Kale Hannahs and Chad Takatsugi as 'Ale'a bring you beauty in the form of a CD with this collection. I would definitely recommend this CD to anyone who loves all music as well as Hawaiian music. The combinations in this Cd are unexpected but welcome.
Tracks on this CD include:
1. He Ala Kamaha'o i ka Lewa
2. E Kiss Kaua
4. Ka Lehua Punono
6. Ka Ua Loku / Hanohano Hanalei
7. The Best of My Love
8. Shes Every Woman
9. Ka Hana ia a ke Aloha
10. He Mele no ka Pipi Palupalu
11. Hapa Haole Medley
(Hawaiian Souvenirs/Hawai'i Calls/Straight From Hawai'i to You)
12. Hula o Makee
13. Ka Beauty a'o Uka
14. Long as I Can See the Light
The first two albums offered by this group include: Take Me Home and Kinohi / Origins which were winners as well. This is a group well worth listening to. Visit Tropical Music today and get Kaulupono by 'Ale'a at www.tropicalmusichawaii.com. You won't be disappointed!