A Sound­track for Beach­side Fun

Waikiki Magazine - - IPLAY - By Waikiki Team

They burst on the Hawai‘i mu­sic scene as mere teenagers with their in­stant hit, “Lo­cal Boys.” Na Leo has gone on to national and in­ter­na­tional suc­cess with tunes such as “I Miss You My Hawai‘i,” “Fly­ing with An­gels,” “Po­etry Man,” “The Rest of Your Life” and “North Shore Ser­e­nade.”

One thing that’s re­mained the same, Na Leo—a trio of ladies who met while study­ing at Kame­hameha Schools—has al­ways made mu­sic that evokes “Hawai‘i.” You’ll hear their mu­sic on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions, in ho­tel lob­bies, cov­ered by live mu­si­cians, or if you’re lucky, per­formed by the ladies them­selves.

Now, al­most 30 years since the group was formed, Na Leo of­fers up Ro­man­tic Waikiki. The al­bum is a col­lec­tion of new sound record­ings of pop­u­lar Hawai­ian songs per­fect for Waikiki, as well as four brand­new orig­i­nal tunes. They all re­call the hey­day of Waikiki, where cel­lo­phane grass skirts and hapa haole tunes were as much a part of the Waikiki land­scape as the beach and palm trees. Get en­er­gized by “Taua I Ta Huahua‘i (Hawai­ian War Chant)” or get into a Waikiki frame of mind with “Royal Hawai­ian Ho­tel.” Kama‘aina and re­turn vis­i­tors alike will adore “Pua Mana” and “Hawai‘i Aloha.”

Ro­man­tic Waikiki is the per­fect CD to serve as the sound­track for your time here in Waikiki, as well as a sou­venir that will bring back happy Hawai­ian mem­o­ries ev­ery time you lis­ten to it once you re­turn home.

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