Keali'i Reichel

Keali'i Reichel has one of the most beautiful and distinguished voices in contemporary Hawaiian music. Besides being a fantastic singer and songwriter, he has devoted his life to the promotion of Hawaiian culture in music and dance. Keali'i is also an accomplished chanter, dancer and teacher, a kumu hula.

His music is captivating and uses traditional Hawaiian structures and melodies together with a noticeable pop influence. Often his songs include ancient chants and drums as well as parts played by a symphonic orchestra. His vocals include Hawaiian language chanting and singing in both Hawaiian and English.

Keali'i's album Kawaipunahele jump-started his career in 1994. Today, Keali'i is the internationally most successful Hawaiian artist and on top of the Hawaiian entertainment industry. Other albums he has done include Lei Hali'a, E O Mai, Melelana and Ke'alaokamaile.

He performed at Carnegie Hall and all over the United States, in Japan and in Europe. He also opened concerts for Celine Dion, Sting, Bonnie Raitt and others. Keali'i is an amazingly gifted artist and also a great teacher, doing his part of keeping the Hawaiian culture and identity alive and growing.