RA'IATEA HELM HELEO HUALI "A Pure Voice"
2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Female Vocalist of the Year
2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Engineered Award: Hawaiian
Raiatea Helm has spent her entire musical life perpetuating the traditional music of Hawai'i. Her vocal styling has been influenced by the voices of Nina Keali'iwahamana, Lena Machado, Genoa Keawe, and Leina'ala Haili. In this release, He Leo Huali, Raiatea presents an all-Hawaiian mele compilation containing traditional, hapa-haole, contemporary and new compositions. Raiatea's exquisite interpretations showcase her ever increasing vocal maturity, while remaining true to the roots of a historical place and time.
"It is my kuleana to make sure that Hawaiian music is alive and well - now and beyond my generation. My love for traditional Hawaiian music remains as I offer you this fresh and enduring collection, He Leo Huali." -Raiatea
1. Aloha No Pakalana
2. Kanaka Waipahe
5. The Good Old Ho`omalimali E
8. Lei Hinahina
10. Kane`ohe 11. Pua Na`u 12. Ke Kani Hone O Na Manu