We're proud to introduce 2001's big winner, Kaua‘i's "Le‘a" Kukona-Pacheco who won the Grand Prize at the Frank B. Shaner Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest. The next day, "Le‘a" traveled to the Big Island and tied with Hilo's Lopaka Kanahele to win the Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto & Storytelling Contest. Falsetto contest winners of recent years join "Le‘a" and Lopaka in bringing their sweet leo ki‘e ki‘e (falsetto) songs to you.

Special guests are the O‘ahu competition's namesake, Frank B. Shaner, Maui's own, Cody Pueo Pata, O‘ahu's "Chan" Abenes, Kailua-Kona's 'Bulla" Kailiwai, and from North Kohala, Clyde "Kindy" Sproat, who originated these friendly falsetto competitions.

Falsetto singing is an important part of Hawai‘i's musical heritage that we share with the world. This CD compilation presents Aloha Festivals falsetto contest winners who, in the spirit of falsetto masters of the past, strive to preserve this unique part of our Hawaiian cultural heritage.

Album Titles:

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  1. Medley:  I Ali'i No 'Oe/Yodel Song ("Le‘a" Kukona-Pacheco)
  2. La'ieikawai (Lopaka Kanahele)
  3. Nawiliwili ("Chan" Abenes)
  4. Kane'ohe ("Le‘a" Kukona-Pacheco)
  5. A He Nani Moloka'i (Clyde "Kindy" Sproat)
  6. Ka Pili Oha (Lopaka Kanahele)
  7. Ka Nani O Ka Pali ("Bulla" Kailiwai)
  8. Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua ("Le‘a" Kukona-Pacheco)
  9. I Ka Wao (Lopaka Kanahele)
  10. Hula O Makee ("Le‘a" Kukona-Pacheco)
  11. Blue Darlin' (Frank B. Shaner)
  12. Mele Hinalea (Cody Pueo Pata)

Item CodeAloha Fest Falsetto Winners, Vol. III
Price$12.95 EA
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