Any-kind, poi music of Apokolani.
Crossover musical originals, that fuses early Hawaiian jazz and kī hōʻalu—like poi— blending live elements that bubble, rest and change constantly to be sweet, sour or both. Handed down, Hawaiian family style—As a keiki, sit quiet and listen. Watch. Most of all—feel it before you play it. Thatʻs how.
Keoki creates in rhythm and movement borne from the land and paniolo roots of his hawaii island ancestors through time, blended with latin, funk, rhythm and blues. He says, “most times, it feels like music writes me, lets me know what Iʻm feeling in stories and sound that moves through the body—blood music.” Any-kind poi music—rhythm the story conjures—ocean sway, heartbeat, heartbreak, joy, calm, sorrow. From the air, sky, soil and waters. Light waves, sound waves, energy waves. Itʻs all waves. Crashing, lapping, rocking, swaying, resting, ebb and flow.“
Thatʻs why I call it “blood music” mele koko.