Hailing fron Anianikū in the `aina ho`opulapula of Papakōlea, Keao Costa’s love of music began at a young age, listening to his `ohana playing music in the garage passing the entire night away in song. Strongly influenced by the music of his kūpuna, family, and peers, Keao brings himself, lineage, and traditions forward into a new light. Choosing mele to honor the island of his birth, O`ahu, each song brings to mind a fond memory of a special place, experience, or loved one.
Kumu `Olelo Hawai`i | Kumu Hula
Both as a solo artist and as a member of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning group Nā Palapalai, Keao Costa has one of the most instantly recognizable voices in the history of Hawaiian music. Joining Keao on his first solo release in over two decades are Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, Halehaku Seabury-Akaka, Alika Young, Jeff Au Hoy, and Casey Olsen. Proceeds from Keao's latest CD will go toward help fund programming at Ho`olohe Hou Radio.
Sample "Aloha O`ahu"