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Ale'a

This group of traditional Hawaiian singers and acoustic musicians was formed in 1997 includes Ryan Gonzalez (Gonzo) Chad Takatsugi, and Kaho'okeleholu Hannahs (Kale). Kale plays base, Chad plays guitar and ukulele, and Gonzo plays guitar, ukulele, and banjo. All three sing lead and background vocals. Jackson Kuroiwa was part of the group briefly in the early days, and Kala'iSterm was part of the group from 1998 to 2000 when he left to become the director of the Honolulu Boy's Choir.

More Facts About Alea
  • Formerly band member Kalai Stern is now a teacher and choral director at Hawaii Pacific University Downtown.

    The Ale'a Performance Schedule is available on the group's official Web site at Alea Online. CDs recorded by Ale'a include "Take Me Home" in 2000, "Kinohi" in 2002, and "Kaulupono" in 2004.

    Kaulupono by Ale'a
    Kaulupono
    Released: October 5, 2004
    Label: Tropical Music
  • Review: John Berger, Honolulu Sar Bulletin
  • Review: Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser
  • Review: Bella Online Review
  • fg Official Album Web site
  • Buy the CD at Amazon.com

    Kinohi / Origins by Ale'a
    Kinohi/Origins
    Released: April 30, 2002
    Label: Tropical Music
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards:
  • Nominated for 6, received 1
  • Review: John Berger, Honolulu Sar Bulletin
  • Review: Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser
  • Official Album Web site
  • Review at Tropical Music Hawaii
  • Buy the CD at Amazon.com

    Take me Home by Ale'a
    Take Me Home
    Released: August 1, 2000
    Label: Tropical Music
  • Winner of 4 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
  • Winner of 2 Hawaii Music Awards
  • Review: John Berger, Honolulu Sar Bulletin
  • Official Album Web site
  • Buy the CD at Amazon.com



  • Articles About Ale'a
    2001: Ale'a Takes Lead Among Music Award Finalists
    2001: Ale'a Learning to Adjust to Star Status
    2001: Newcomer Ale'a Wins Four Hoku Awards
    2001: Ale'a Revives Traditional Acoustic Hawaiian Music
  • 2003: Keeping Tradition Alive

    Official Web Site: Alea Online
    Booking: 808-306-5301

    See also:
  • More Photos of Hawaiian Music Artists
  • Hawaiian Music Artists A to Z



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