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Raiatea is Sublime.,
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This review is from: Keola Beamer & Raiatea (Audio CD)
Raiatea Helm is one of the most popular recording artists in Hawai`i.
She is the multi winner of the Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music awards for her CDs.
She has an amazing talent. Her voice is pure, clear, sublime.
Her CDs " Far Away Heaven" (5 Stars), "Sweet & Lovely" (5 Stars),
"Hawai`ian Blossom" (5 Stars) and "Sea of Love" (5 Stars) were all hugh sellers.
"Keola Beamer & Raiatea" (5 Stars) is her first duo CD.
The usual up beat lovely traditional hula mele accompanied by steel guitar on her previous CDs,
is replaced by some classy original contemporary Hawai`ian songs, and some English songs which
are now sung in the gorgeous Hawai`ian language.
Her singing is exquisite. "I Kilohi Alai" is absolutley beautiful.!
The pace is much slower accompanied by slack key guitar. Keola Beamer`s playing is superb.
My only criticism is that Raiatea`s voice is so astoundingly beautiful, that I would of
prefered to hear her solo singing on every track. With Keola just musically accompanying her.
Still it is a lovely Hawai`ian music CD. Very Recommended.