The heavenly trio of voices known as Na Leo has put out 19 albums and won 20 Na Hoku Hanohano awards since they got together in high school. Their first hit, an original entitled “Local Boys” remains the best selling single in Hawai’i’s history. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught up with Na Leo’s Lehua Kalima to find out more about her first solo venture.
Lehua Kalima performs this Friday, December 16th at Formaggio’s in Kailua, find more dates at her website. http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/lehua/
Her new CD, “Rising in Love”, is available at music outlets and online. Lehua says she's seeing new life in the live music scene in Honolulu. Small clubs are holding the fort these days and these are a few of Lehua's suggestions: 39 hotel, Mercury Bar, Imua Lounge, Chiko's, Ke Kai, O'Toole's, The Cove, and 5-0 at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. I'll add the Venue, Terry and Paul's at Chinese Cultural Center, Fresh Cafe, Coffee Talk, and the Smoking Tree or whatever the name of that interesting hookah bar is in Kaimuki.
For Na Leo fans, here's their site http://www.naleo.net/thegroup.asp