Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers and Master Of The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His well of talent springs from five generations of Hawai's most illustrious and beloved musical families. The Beamers trace their roots to the 14th century; among their ancestors are the Princess Manono, killed in 1819 at Kuamoʻo, the last battle fought in Hawaiʻi, waged for the principle of retaining the old ways of Hawaiian religion and culture.
Keola established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights - which is still one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music.
You will find information here on all of Keola's releases, his Aloha Music Camp, Online Lessons, Tablature, Instructional Books & DVD, Humor, Bio, Family History and much more. Please refer to the left hand column for site navigation.
We've just returned from a tour Brazil, with one of my most favorite Slack Key Musicians' - Jeff Peterson. Moanalani did a great job with several hula workshops and we had a wonderful time while doing our best to share the concept of Aloha in a part of the world where most people did not even know where Hawai'i was!
I'm working on the staffing for Aloha Music Camp in February 2014 and writing in my studio. This weekend we are doing a benefit for Volcano Arts Center on Hawai'i Island and look forward to making new friends and exploring the misty uplands of Pele's domains.
With Aloha - Keola Beamer
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PBS Hawaii's music documentary, Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) has inspired the slack key guitar master musician and composer to release a CD of the music performed in the program.
"Aloha is Hawaii's greatest
gift to the world."