Keauhou performs from Papahana Kuaola, a non-profit organization specializing in environmental sustainability and land preservation. A particularly special place for the band, brothers Nicholas and Zachary Lum discuss how living up the road from the non-profit impacted their understanding of place and ʻāina-based work. After touring the area, the vocal trio plays their music outside, amidst the natural beauty of the ʻili of Waipao.
“Live from My Den” is a digital series available on Variety.com showcasing some of today’s most extraordinary artists performing live from the creative spaces of their homes, studios, and cities most meaningful to them. The special Hawaiian edition showcases Native Hawaiian artists in their celebrated spaces, their connection to the land, and the traditions of Hawaiian music. Read the article and watch Keauhou’s full episode here.
The vocal trio plays their music outside, amidst the natural beauty of the ʻili of Waipao.
The vocal trio Keauhou originally met at the Kamehameha Schools where they sang together in the Concert Glee Club. After entering and winning the prestigious Ka Himeni Ana contest – a traditional Hawaiian music competition – Keauhou released their self-titled debut album in 2016. Since then, they have released two additional records, garnering over fifteen Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. The band is highly involved in education; all three members graduated with Masters Degrees from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in topics including Ethnomusicology, Hawaiian Language, and Indigenous Politics.