Recorded Live: Pakele Live! with Gary Haleamau & Kāwili from The Willows on August 30, 2018

Gary Haleamau & Kāwili
To mix ingredients, blend, be entwined with individual gifts of music and dance; with Aloha is who we are – Kāwili.

Gary Haleamau of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii began his musical career at an early age; first as a solo artist then traveling with Hawaiian music groups throughout the world sharing his amazing talent. He recorded his first single release at the age of 12 and 14 plus album length recordings. Gary is a recipient of “2008 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for “Best Religious Album of the Year”.

Sheldeen Haleamau of Hanapēpē, Kauaʻi, began her hula career at a young age and has travelled the world sharing her gift of hula. She is a former Miss Aloha Hula and founder of Hālau Hula o Kaleimomi in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sheldeen has accompanied her husband Gary on numerous recordings and enjoys sharing music with her family.

Kurin Pomaika’imaikeakua Haleamau of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the son of Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau. Kurin, a gifted singer-musician, was a recipient of the Folklife Apprenticeship grant from the Nevada Arts Council in 2008. Since then, Kurin has excelled in his musical career as an accomplished slack-key-bass guitarist and singer with Kāwili.

Collectively, as Kāwili we continue to blend and share our love for Hawaiian music and dance, and look forward to the release of our first family recording “Pilipaʻa”.

Hawaiian music expresses “Aloha”, defines our uniqueness, heals and gives hope to mankind, and will forever be in our heart. ~ Sheldeen Haleamau

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