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Keikilani Lindsey is the issue of more than 5 generations of Hawaiian storytellers and paniolo. An accomplished vocalist and performer, Keikilani cut his teeth as a student of the hula and has emerged today, as one of Hawaii's new generation of storytellers. Taking up the mantle of his Great-Aunt Helen, Keikilani Lindsey endeavors to craft beauty in every extreme, rendering a voice to each emotion.
Leokani Lindsey, or LEO for short, is the eldest son of Keikilani and an innovative artist in his own right. Having spent his early childhood mastering rhythm and percussion, Leo is now head-over-heels in love with his guitars.
Leo will tell you that he will always be a student of the art of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar. And his humility serves him well, as his innovative insights and fantastic compositions, are truly a gift from above and continue to inspire many.
Big Island father and son DUO, Mele’uhane, emerges the issue of more
than 5 generations of paniolo cowboys, musicians, and composers as
one of Hawaii’s newest World Music artists. Keikilani and Leokani
Lindsey are lovers of most every musical genre, but they celebrate their
love of ‘ohana and culture by continuing to ‘holo mua’ (move forward)
in their unique interpretations of classic compositions, new original
mele and traditional Hawaiian favorites.
In their deep affection for ‘‘ōlelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language),
Mele’uhane lends a new spin to ‘haku mele’ (Hawaiian songwriting) and
join a new generation of Hawaiian stortytellers endeavoring to explore
the many untold tales of the heart,… and rendering a song for each
Living up to the MOST PROMISING NEW ARTIST nomination
received for Keikilani Lindsey’s debut album release “Meleʻuhane”, the
duo, Mele’uhane, now announces the release of their new album, “The
Garden”. Conveying many deep affections for the island of Kaua’i, its’
history and its’ people, “The Garden” marks the first official release for
the Duo as Mele’uhane, and will feature 7 original mele and many guest
artists including Cyril Pahinui, Michael Ruff and John Cruz.
Most recently, Mele’uhane was featured at Uncle Cyril Pahinui’s
Seattle Slack Key Festival in November 2014. The boys from Kona will
travel to California in May for the Heritage of Aloha festival in Los
Angeles and will return for a 4 week west-coast tour in July.
Mele’uhane can be found performing every Monday night at
HUGGO’S On The Rocks in Kona, 5-9 pm and casual Wednesdays at Lava
Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa, 5-9:30 pm. For a complete listing of tour
dates please visit meleuhane.com.
Music from Mele’uhane can be found everywhere online,
available for download.
Serving as Mele'uhane's lead guitarist and harmony songbird, Leo is earning every stripe rounding out this Father-Son Big Island duo.
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