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 Multiple Hoku nominee  2013—2020



Songwriters blending Hawaiian, World, & Jazz


Keoki Apokolani Carter &​ Yvonne Yarber


Muses Sing—Memele Akua Wāhine—
Single Featuring

Yvonne Yarber Carter — vocals, songwriter

Keoki Apokolani Carter — guitar

Chris Chourney — cello

Gregory Maker — acoustic bass

Elliot Maker — keyboards

Lock Lynch — engineering



  Hawai‘i & homeplanet music byApokolani

Apokolani Baritone Ukulele

​Mahina Love

And Yvonne about the songs she writes,

"Itʻs all energy transformed into music stories and sound journeys. " 

–​Yvonne      


New release 2020.


Plenty people ask, "What kind of music do you write?"

I can only say, "Any-kine music that moves through me and the ukulele or guitar. 

The songs come as gifts. Itʻs in the koko, the blood—Hawaiian island soul. So I call it Hawaiian blood music."

–​Keoki      

This week Friday!  March 26th, 2021 
Kahilu.TV
Tickets and more info HERE.


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Single Release
"Hele On Kinda Day"
From a collection of original
yet-to-be-recorded "Pili ‘Āina" songs
celebrating and honoring the land & wind & waters.

Keoki Apokolani Carter (guitar & baritone ukulele, vocals)
Yvonne Yarber Carter (vocals)
Sonny Lim (bass)
Original written by Keoki & Yvonne

 Auē Noho‘i —Pili ‘Āina Kahi—
songs for home planet earth
"from the Pili ‘Aina series"

Album Featuring

Keoki Apokolani Carter — baritone ukulele, guitar, vocals

Paul Lindbergh — tenor saxophone

Yvonne Yarber — vocals 

Jon Hawes — bass & piano

​Special Guests:

Sonny Lim — bass "Listen To Her Heartbeat"

​Alex Czerny — piano "What Happened"

Noa Eads — cajon "Color In Your Heart"

Michaloha Elam — trumpet "Color In Your Heart"

Maria Grigoryeva

​Matias Menarguez

​Bruno Buarque 



"Mahalo to the waterway through Waimea that inspired and in many ways wrote this song
after a morning walk with my pu‘uwai. After coming home I just slacked the strings and mahalo
to Mauʻs guitar that helped the sounds come to life. To Yvonne who wrote the lyrics that same morning.
And Sonny Lim for your aloha, recording studio, and rounding it all out with the bass.
Most of all, mahalo ‘āina, mahalo akua.