Hawai‘i & homeplanet music by Apokolani
Keoki Apokolani Carter
"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
Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Nominee 2013-2018
Hoku Awards Jazz Finalist
"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."