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This review is from: Aina (Audio CD)
The first CD release for singer/ songwriter Mailani Makainai "Mailani" was released in 2009. (5 Stars.)
With this stunning release she won the prestigious Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music
award for best female vocalist of the year.
This is one of the most beautiful Hawai`ian CDs ever.!
These gorgeous songs transport you to Paradise. The Hawai`ian Islands.
Her voice is beautiful and her songs uniquely contemporary Hawai`ian. The music accompaniment
She is the new sound of contemporary Hawai`ian music. This best selling CD made her a highly in demand performer.
If you love Hawai`i this is an absolute must buy.
If you only ever buy one Hawai`ian music CD this is the one to buy. Extremely recommended.
Her highly anticipated second CD release is "`Aina" in 2011. (5 Stars.)
It again has a lovely selection of her original contemporary Hawai`ian songs.
But this time she has added a traditional hula mele and a cover of a Na Leo Pilemehana song.
(When Hawai`ian artists are low on their own composition Hawai`ian song numbers they occasionally add covers of well known English songs. There are two on this CD. I personally would prefer this wasn't done as it spoils the overall feel of the CD.
Fillers of more traditional hula mele covers would be preferable.)
Having said that this is still a lovely CD with mainly her lovely original contemporary music.