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All Originals by Songwriter
Keoki  Apokolani  Carter

2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

Nominee & Jazz Finalist

Music video below
"Mahina Love"
from the CD...

Red Wine And Blue Skies


Keoki Apokolani Carter — baritone ukulele


Paul Lindbergh — tenor saxophone

​Mahina Love

"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.

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."

Original any-kine homegrown Hawaiian soul music by songwriter

Keoki  Apokolani  Carter


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  Hawai‘i music by

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

Apokolani Baritone Ukulele Music