He Nani

Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho

He Nani Audio Demo

The follow-up to their GRAMMY Award-winning original CD 'ikena.

Na 'Ikena

Amy Stillman
& Daniel Ho

Songbook of 'ikena
& He Nani CDs

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Beauty . . . in life, in love . . . A new collection of Hawaiian songs by the GRAMMY award-winning
team of Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho, and lyricist Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman.

Song List
1.
He Nani
2.
Ho‘opomaika‘i
3.
Ho‘ae‘ae
4.
‘Aina Pumehana
5.
Home Pumehana
6.
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana
7.
The Dessert Song
8.
I Ka La‘i
9.
Kaiholena
10.
Wakea
11.
Kauanoenoe

Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman's Notes
Beauty is all around.

Tia, Daniel and I learned this growing up in Hawai‘i, sheltered by mountains and ocean, embraced by trade winds, cleansed by the rains, nourished by the fruits of the ‘aina, heirs to the legacy of Papahanaumoku--Earth Mother.

Beauty is always being created anew. Artists are visionary, for they offer always changing ways of seeing and hearing the world around us, and they are heirs to the legacy of Wakea--Sky Father.

Beauty also comes from within. Relationships with loved ones call forth inner beauty and warmth. Beauty softens and refines; beauty also strengthens.

Beauty is a gift of grace. No matter what challenges life throws at us, beauty is part of the grace of enduring.

This collection of songs celebrates the beauty in the relationships that are meaningful to us. We hope that they may also offer the grace of beauty to you, dear listeners.

Song Notes
(Hawaiian lyrics & English translations for all songs available at www.danielho.com)

1. He Nani
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
Lest we get caught up in all the trappings of our lives, let us never forget to pause and savor simple yet wondrous pleasures—memorable flowers, friends and places.

2. Ho‘opomaika‘i
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
In our moments of celebration, we honor aloha given and received.

3. Ho‘ae‘ae
Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
Daniel Ho, solo piano
To make soft, fine.

The Pumehana Trilogy
A wedding gift to Daniel and Lydia, August 8, 2008.

4. ‘Aina Pumehana
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
May your lives in a land of many roads be filled with peace and calm.

5. Home Pumehana
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
May your gracious home be a sanctuary of aloha.

6. Me Ke Aloha Pumehana
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
May your love be steadfast and forever.

7. The Dessert Song
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
For the sweet tooth, for the young at heart, and for fond memories of orange chiffon cake with French butter cr?me frosting from Leonard’s Bakery.

8. I Ka La‘i
Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
Daniel Ho, solo slack key guitar
Moments of calm offer shelter from chaos.

9. Kaiholena
By Ralph Bolo Rodrigues, Daniel Ho, Julia Neal, Howard Shapiro, Andy Rising, Bill Ward, Rebecca Zandbergen, Ernest Kalani, and Lydia Miyashiro; Hawaiian translation by Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
A mele pana for the coffee growers upcountry in Ka‘u written at a songwriting workshop in Pahala.

10. Wakea
Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
A companion mele to Papahanaumoku, honoring Wakea‘s exuberant spirit of exploration.

11. Kauanoenoe
Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations, ASCAP)
Daniel Ho, solo ‘ukulele
The light misty rain is a metaphor of hope. It refracts sunlight into rainbow-colored sparkles, inviting us to see everything around us anew. It nourishes new growth with its tears of happiness. There is no grief in the light misty rain, only anticipation and fortitude to carry on as if every day were a new beginning.

Credits
Tia Carrere - vocals

Daniel Ho - slack key guitar (G Kilauea tuning: DGCGBE), 'ukulele, piano, bass, vocals, ipu heke, recording, mixing, mastering

Produced by Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho

Associate producer - Lydia Miyashiro-Ho

Graphic designer - Doug Katsumoto

Artistic direction & photography - Simon Wakelin

Scenic photograpy - Lydia Miyashiro-Ho

Daniel plays YAMAHA guitars and KoAloha ‘ukuleles.

Record Label: Daniel Ho Creations
Release Date: July 15, 2009