Keoki Apokolani Carter &Yvonne Yarber
"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.
Hawai‘i & homeplanet music by Apokolani
Auē Noho‘i —Pili ‘Āina Kahi—
songs for home planet earth
"from the Pili ‘Aina series"
Keoki Apokolani Carter — baritone ukulele, guitar, vocals
Paul Lindbergh — tenor saxophone
Yvonne Yarber — vocals
Jon Hawes — bass & piano
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"
Muses Sing—Memele Akua Wāhine—
Yvonne Yarber Carter — vocals, songwriter
Keoki Apokolani Carter — guitar
Chris Chourney — cello
Gregory Maker — acoustic bass
Elliot Maker — keyboards
Lock Lynch — engineering
And Yvonne about the songs she writes,
"Itʻs all energy transformed into music stories and sound journeys. "
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."
"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