Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Kaunaloa, the greatly anticipated solo release from Na Palapalai's Kuana Torres Kahele. This collection of primarily original compositions showcases his talent as a songwriter and impressive vocal ability as a solo recording artist. Kuana's melodies are as refreshing as they are intoxicating. Kaunaloa, meaning 'to persevere', is Kuana at his best, providing a musical journey that will both enrich and excite the world of hula and Hawaiian music. A deluxe 20-page booklet provides original Hawaiian lyrics and composition with English translation, full color photos and notes from the artist.
Personnel: Kuana Torres Kahele (vocals); Alan Akaka (steel guitar); Ho'omanawanui Apo (piano); Seann Carroll (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Dave Tucciarone.
Recording information: Seventh Wave Studio.
Photographer: Küha'o Zane.
Arranger: Kuana Torres Kahele.