island music by Apokolani 
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Single Release

"Hele On Kinda Day"
A new composition from a collection of original
yet-to-be-recorded "Pili ‘Āina" songs
celebrating and honoring the land & wind & waters.

Keoki Apokolani Carter (guitar & baritone ukulele, vocals)
Yvonne Yarber Carter (vocals)
Sonny Lim (bass)
Original written by Keoki & Yvonne

Have a Hele on Kinda Day!

 "Mahalo to the waterway through Waimea that inspired and in many ways wrote this song
after a morning walk with my pu‘uwai. After coming home I just slacked the strings and mahalo
to Mauʻs guitar that helped the sounds come to life. To Yvonne who wrote the lyrics that same morning.
And Sonny Lim for your aloha, recording studio, and rounding it all out with the bass.
Most of all, mahalo ‘āina, mahalo akua.


Listen to the

music video below 
"Mahina Love" (mahina=moon)
from the CD...
Red Wine And Blue Skies

Original Island Music by Apokolani
by Songwriter
Keoki Apokolani Carter
2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Finalist

  Upcoming  Performances

  • November 13, 2015. Hawaii Cattlemen Association Convention at the Kona Sheraton.

  • December 4th  Friday. 5:30-7:30. Wailoa Art Center, Hilo. Hawaii Nei holiday reception. For more about this special art show celebrating native flora & fauna go to:


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