Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Na Leo Pilimehana|
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Classical
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Voices of angels.....
Kathleen A Sarraino | Virginia Beach, VA United States | 12/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The harmonizing voices of na leo pilimehana make this Christmas CD a fantastic gift for anyone on your Christmas list. Whether you have ever lived in Hawaii or not, you will be entranced by the voices of these girls. The rendition of O Holy Night is the most beautiful I've ever heard. There are a few "island" selections with the English and Hawaiian words, and even some Christmas Time Blues. All in all, Christmas Gift is a CD you'll want to find in your stocking!"
A Gift From the Islands at Christmastime!!
chris meesey Food Czar | The Colony, TX United States | 12/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My wife and I were island-hopping earlier this year, doing a little sightseeing (no, take that back, you can't do just a LITTLE sightseeing in Hawaii!) and we stopped at the Dole Pineapple Plantation on Oahu. While we were riding the Pineapple Express train through the beautiful fields of fruit, they were playing this gorgeous music featuring three lovely vocalists! We made a mental note of the name and determined to search for some of their stuff when we got back to the mainland. Well, folks, it's Christmastime (no kidding?) and what can be more appropriate during this season of endless snow and chill than some down home Hawaiian music? Specifically, Hawaiian Christmas music, where some of the lyrics are sung in Hawaiian by three angels! "Kana Kaloka/Here Comes Santa Claus" is the standout of this album, and just wait until you hear the three girls (well, ladies; they are, allegedly, over thirty!) cut loose on this track. Magic, sheer magic!! In fact, you will find yourself wishing for more English/Hawaiian songs rather than just the one. "Oh, Holy Night" is suitably angelic-sounding (as well it should be), while "Unto Us Tonight" is a stunningly simple testimony to faith and Eternal Love. Most of the record is similarly sweet; therefore, when the girls kick down the basement door with the worldly "Christmas Time Blues," it comes as something of a shock. Fabulous!!! So, buy yourself a Christmas Gift and thrill to the harmonies of Na Leo Pilimehana long after the holidays are over. Mele Kalikimaka!!!"