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MELE'UHANE

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 emotion. 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.

Website:
www.meleuhane.com
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