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Story

Keale is nephew to the Hawaiian music legend, Uncle Moe Keale, and first-cousin to Skippy and Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole. Together with them he brings forward the voice & presence of the Ancestors.

Keale's story is rooted in the traditions of Niihau (Hawaii's "forbidden island"), where his mother's family has been for over a thousand years. His father's Arkansas family, seeds of the Dustbowl migrations to the ag-rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley, lived humbly among ranchers, farmers and migrant workers. In his music you will hear the sounds of Niihau, the bluegrass of the Dustbowl & the latin rhythms of jarocho, cumbia & ranchera.

John Berger, the Honolulu Star Advertiser's "pre-eminent entertainment & nightlife writer" describes Keale's arrangements of Hawaiian music as "bold and unconventional, having taken it in fresh and imaginative directions."

Keale returned home to Oahu 20 years ago with his wife & daughter to establish himself as a musician & kahu (spiritual leader). His music brings forward the legacy of the Keale family.

"Keale's arrangements of Hawaiian music are bold and unconventional, having taken it in fresh and imaginative directions."  John Berger, Honolulu Star Advertiser