A Soundtrack for Beachside Fun

May 1, 2013 | By Waikiki Magazine Team


They burst on the Hawai‘i music scene as mere teenagers with their instant hit, “Local Boys.” Na Leo has gone on to national and international success with tunes such as “I Miss You My Hawai‘i,” “Flying with Angels,” “Poetry Man,” “The Rest of Your Life” and “North Shore Serenade.”

One thing that’s remained the same, Na Leo—a trio of ladies who met while studying at Kamehameha Schools—has always made music that evokes “Hawai‘i.” You’ll hear their music on local radio stations, in hotel lobbies, covered by live musicians, or if you’re lucky, performed by the ladies themselves.

Now, almost 30 years since the group was formed, Na Leo offers up Romantic Waikiki. The album is a collection of new sound recordings of popular Hawaiian songs perfect for Waikiki, as well as four brand-new original tunes. They all recall the heyday of Waikiki, where cellophane grass skirts and hapa haole tunes were as much a part of the Waikiki landscape as the beach and palm trees. Get energized by “Taua I Ta Huahua‘i (Hawaiian War Chant)” or get into a Waikiki frame of mind with “Royal Hawaiian Hotel.” Kama‘aina and return visitors alike will adore “Pua Mana” and “Hawai‘i Aloha.”

Romantic Waikiki is the perfect CD to serve as the soundtrack for your time here in Waikiki, as well as a souvenir that will bring back happy Hawaiian memories every time you listen to it once you return home.

Available at music retailers throughout Waikiki.