Na Kahu's first release, Aloha Ke Akua, is a Na Hoku Hanohano Award finalist (Hawaii Music Award) and winner of the Indian Summer Music Award 2005. Produced by Daniel Kikawa as a musical version of his highly regarded book,"Perpetuated in Righteousness", the album was inspired by great times together when those who love Iesu gathered at the beach, a park, or a back yard. "We eat, laugh, kukakuka (talk story), kanikapila (play music), hula and haka. A Sunday party in the country! Here's to the best times we have had, and, they are only a taste of the Sunday (everyday) party in Heaven." Don't miss it! And Don't miss Na Kahu's second CD, "A Call to the Nations."
About Na Kahu~
Kahu Gaymond Apaka is the nephew of Alfred Apaka. He is the Christian Education director at Kamehameha Schools, Keaau Campus.
Kahu Kawika Kahiapo is well known in Hawaiian music circles. He won the Na Hoku Hanohano award for "Song of the Year (2007)," Group of the Year (Kaukahi - 2007) , and the Kihoalo Award for his achievements in Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. He is a founder of Aloha Ke Akua Ministries and Kahu of Ka Ohana O Ke Aloha
Kahu Jorie West and her daughter Christie are Native American (Cherokee/Creek). They perform as Sayani and their first CD, Nvda Sunalei, was nominated for the Native American Music Awards, Hoku, and Indian Summer Awards. They have a ministry to native peoples. More info. at: www.donajoe.com
Kahu Mahealani Keale is Moe Keale's nephew and Israel Kamakawiwo`ole's cousin.
Kahu Hanalei Colleado is the Kahu of Pu`uhonua o `Iao on the Valley Island of Maui in the majestic Iao valley. Hanalei can be reached at Projectio@juno.com
This CD is produced by Aloha Ke Akua. Aloha Ke Akua Ministries is all about the Love of God. “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine:” Song of Solomon 6:3. As Indigenous people, we need to embrace God as ours, and also know that God embraces us as His. . . just as we are.
Our goal is to provide indigenous people, missionaries and Christians with information, training and materials that show the true nature of Jesus; that his way is not to be a foreign religion that destroys people groups and their cultures, but one that brings people groups and their cultures to their highest fulfillment. You can find more information about Aloha Ke Akua at: www.alohakeakua.org
Daniel Kikawa, PhD (Intercultural Studies) is the President of Aloha Ke Akua. You can find more information about him at: DanielKikawa.com
Other items produced by Aloha Ke Akua:
CD: A Call to the Nations (Na Kahu)
DVD: God’s Fingerprints in Japan
Book: Perpetuated In Righteousness (by Daniel Kikawa)
Book: The Cross-Cultural Evangelism Game (by Daniel Kikawa)