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By Keali'l Reichel, 2004 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Winner:

  • Hawaiian Album of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Song of the Year

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Keali'i Reichel

COLLECTION ONE

Kamahiwa

Keali'i Reichel - Kamahiwa
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DISC ONE

  1. Maunaleo
  2. Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake
  3. Lei Hali'a
  4. Ipo Lei Momi
  5. Ka Nohona Pili Kai
  6. He Lei No Kamaile
  7. Hanohano 'O Maui
  8. Mele A Ka Pu' uwai
  9. Ku'u Pua Mae 'Ole*
  10. Toad Song
  11. Kawaipunahele*
  12. Kaiona*
  13. The Road That Never Ends
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - Kamahiwa mp3 (mp3)

DISC TWO

  1. Mele Inoa No Kawaipunaheleopaliku*
  2. Maika'i Ka Oiwi O Ka'ala*
  3. Auhea Wale Ana 'Oe*
  4. Ka Opihi O Kanapou
  5. No Ka Moku Kia Kahi Ke Aloha
  6. Pule Ho'ao
  7. Ka Mo'o Ku'auhau O Kamaile Puhi Kane
  8. He Lei No Kamaile
  9. Lei Hana I Ka Makani Ua Lau'awa
  10. Aia I Waiehu Pua Lokelani
  11. Ho'i Au E Pili Me Ka'uiki
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - Kamahiwa mp3 (mp3)

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Keali'i Reichel

melelana

Featuring Enhanced CD technology for PC/Windows® & Macintosh

Keali'i Reichel - melelana
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  1. No Ka Moku Kiakahi Ke Aloha
  2. Mele A Ka Pu'uwai*
  3. Ipo Lei Momi (w/Pure Heart)*
  4. I Will Be Here
  5. Melelana
  6. Hanohano 'O Maui
  7. Maunaleo
  8. Lei Hinahina
  9. Pule Ho'ao
  10. The Road That Never Ends (w/Chant)
  11. E Ala E (love theme from "Lani Loa: This Passage")*
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - melelana mp3 (mp3)

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Keali'i Reichel

Ke'alaokamaile

Nominee 47th Grammy Awards, 2004 Album of the Year, Nã Hĩkũ Hanohano Awards

Keali'i Reichel - Ke'alaokamaile
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  1. Ka Mo'oku'auhau o Kamaile Puhi Kane
  2. He Lei No Kamaile (chant)
  3. Ka Nohona Pili Kai
  4. Fields of Gold
  5. Pupu A'o 'Ewa
  6. Mele 'Ohana*
  7. For The First Time*
  8. Na 'Ono O Ka 'Aina
  9. E Pili Mai*
  10. Kaiona
  11. Lahainaluna
  12. You Were There
  13. Lei Hana I Ka Makani Ualau'awa
  14. Ka Nohona Pili Kai (re-mix)
  15. Goodbye My Friend
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - Ke'alaokamaile mp3 (mp3)

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Keali'i Reichel

Kawaipunahele

Keali'i Reichel - Kawaipunahele
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  1. Kawaipunahele
  2. In My Life*
  3. Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake*
  4. If We Hold on Together
  5. E Ho'i I Ka Pili
  6. Wanting Memories
  7. Kauanoeanuhea
  8. Ku'u Wehi O Ke Aumoe
  9. 'Akaka Falls
  10. Pua Mikinolia
  11. Come Sail Away*
  12. He Mele Inoa No Kawaipunahele
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - Kawaipunahele mp3 (mp3)

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Keali'i Reichel

Lei Hali'a

Lei Hali'a
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  1. Lei Hali'a*
  2. Every Road Leads Back to You
  3. Kananaka
  4. Now and Forever / Sweet Memory*
  5. Ku'u Pua Mae'ole
  6. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  7. Toad Song
  8. Tũnewanewa 'Oe Te He'u Mai
  9. Stay
  10. Maika'i Ka 'Õiwi o Ka 'ala*
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - Lei Hali'a mp3 (mp3)

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Keali'i Reichel

E Õ Mai

Keali'i Reichel - E Õ Mai
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  1. 'Auhea Wale Ana 'Oe
  2. E Õ Mai*
  3. My Love is a Natural Thing
  4. Pua Hĩnano*
  5. Patchwork Quilt
  6. Ka 'Ano'i Pua
  7. He Lei No Kamaile
  8. If I had Words (Theme from Babe)
  9. Mãlie's Song/Hawaiian Lullaby
  10. Nematoda
  11. Ballad of the Broken Word
  12. Sovereignty Song
  13. Ka 'Opihi O Kanapou*
*sample track Keali'i Reichel - E Õ Mai mp3 (mp3)

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Keali'i Reichel

Pride of Punahele

Enhanced CD Windows® Compatible

Keali'i Reichel - Pride of Punahele
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  1. Kauanoeanuhea
  2. Hahani Mai
  3. Aia I Lahaina
  4. Toad Song*
  5. Lovely Hinahina
  6. Lei Lokelani
  7. E Ho'i I Ka Pili
  8. Haelã'au
  9. E O Mai*
  10. Pua Milo
  11. Lei Hali'a
  12. Radio Hula
  13. Kawaipunahele
  14. Don't Cry 'Oe
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"From Grand Theft to Grammy Nominee"

The Biography of Keali'l Reichel

Keali'i Reichel

(Adapted from an article by Wayne Harada, Entertainment Ed., The Honolulu Advertiser)

Keali'i Reichel is one of modern Hawaii's best-known singers and composers. He is also a chanter, a kumu hula (the head of a hula halau, or school) and an educator. He is an unlikely success story with a dark past and a bright turnaround...

At 24, he was convicted of grand theft. Instead of a prison term, he was ordered to do community service, which, in his case, turned out to be a quick study on Hawaiian culture that was to pave his future path. "I learned Hawaiiana with a brand-new kind of fervor," he said. "It was the turning point of my life."

In the humble beginnings of his music career, Keali'i and his hula halau baked cookies and sold them to raise money to fund his first recording. At 33, he knocked Madonna off the pop charts in Hawaii record sales with his debut CD, Kawaipunahele. He since has completed a second, Lei Hali'a, a third, E O Mai and a fourth, Pride of Punahele.

He has also had the distinction of headlining bi-coastal shows- a full-on Hawaiiana evening at Carnegie Hall in New York in July 1997, and a stint with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in August 1997.

Maui-born and raised, Keali'i Reichel's full name is Carleton Lewis Reichel with Keali'i, a shortened version of Keali' inaniaimokuokalani, which means "the handsome chief who rules over the heavenly lands." Of German-Hawaiian ancestry, Keali'i Reichel (pronounced, kay-ah-LEE-ee rye-SHELL) is a master chanter and founding director of Maui's Hawaiian Immersion language pre-school.

He lives the language he advocates through his music. "When I think of the fact that the (Hawaiian) language is on the verge of extinction, I find it a personal challenge to use the language on a daily basis," he said. He pointed out that his ancestors "chanted daily as a means of sharing knowledge and thoughts. It permeated their lives; it was as common as humming."

As a master chanter himself, Reichel often wears a malo (loincloth garment) or kihei (a cape fashioned from leaves), revealing a tattooed body. As a front-and-center singer these days, he'll usually forsake Hawaiian dress for a simple black T-shirt and jeans.

His voice and repertoire defy categorization. In one instance, he's very native Hawaiian, displaying a powerful chanting and singing voice, and delivering tunes and thoughts in his native tongue. In another moment, he's contemporary and pop, reinterpreting an Elton John or a Bette Midler or a Beatles' hit. His keen ear for something different has put him in the mainstream. One of his signature tunes, "Wanting Memories," was originally written and recorded by Sweet Honey in the Rock, the African-American woman's a capella ensemble, but the lyrics have a direct and special meaning to native Hawaiians on several levels.

His originally penned works, as well as that of many Hawaiian music lyricists, often include double-entendre meanings; hence, a love song like "Hanohano Lei Pikake" compares the love of two people to the grace and charms of the pikake blossom- a recurring tradition in Reichel's song bag.

Reichel recently signed a four-year distribution contract with Atlantic/Time Warner that could give Hawaiian music an unprecedented national and international boost, with potential marketing in Canada and Mexico. His additional contract with JVC Victor Entertainment in Japan opens up the Japan/Asia market as well.

Not since Don Ho signed with Reprise Records three decades ago has an Island performer been on the edge of stardom fueled by prolific Hawaiian-produced music. Ho's savior was the late composer, Kui Lee. Reichel writes some of his own music and records many tunes by Hawaiian language professor Puakea Nogelmeier.

Reichel has already made a name for himself and his ideals by producing the most popular selling albums in the history of Hawaiian music. With his diverse interests and talents, people in the Pacific, Japan, Europe and the United States' mainland are looking to him to bridge the gap between Hawaii and the world.