i went to see na leo and keali’i reichel last night at villa montalvo. i have never seen na leo before, but they were really incredible. i really liked them a lot. i have seen keali’i reichel before and i really enjoyed his performance, but i felt it was really all too short.
i have never been a fan of hawaiian music before the first time i saw keali’i reichel. part of it is because he is a great storyteller and he really lends a better understanding of the music with his story about where the song came from. part of it is also because of the hula dancers who are so expressive. i never really had much of a appreciation for hula dancing until i understood the words and i could see how the words were being expressed through hula. it was all rather amazing.