"E Hula Mai Kakou"
Na Leo - Nalani Choy, Angie Morales and Lehua Kalima Heine - have
enjoyed consistent success with over the years with original pop and
hapa-haole songs, but they do Hawaiian standards beautifully as well.
Their latest album follows in the musical "footsteps" of their 2006
release, "Where I Live, There Are Rainbows," with another collection of
local classics sung with those unmistakable three-part Na Leo
"Do the Hula" sets the mood as they sing of things that have made
Hawaii a dream destination for more than a century: flowers, tropical
moonlight and a "little brown gal in a little grass shack."
"I Ola Kakou Na Hawai'i" is the first of several Hawaiian selections.
"Misty Rains and Lehua" and "E Huli Ho'i Mai" stand out in featuring
individual voices up front - the first number is sweet and seductive,
the second zesty and up-tempo.
Na Leo closes with a dreamy rendition of "Pupu Hinuhunu" that once more puts on display those gorgeous harmonies.
, who has covered the local
entertainment scene since 1972, writes reviews of recordings produced
by Hawaii artists. See the Star-Bulletin's Today section on Fridays for
the latest reviews. Reach John Berger at email@example.com