“Richard Ho’opi’i The Timeless Voice”, Film and Soundtrack CD/DVD
From the valley of Kahakuloa rings a Timeless Voice. Join host George Kahumoku Jr. as he brings to you the story of a true Hawaiian Music Legend, Richard Ho’opi’i. Uncle Richard is a 1996 winner of the National Endowment of the Arts Folk Heritage Award, a Grammy award winner, and a N? H?k? Hanohano award winner. Journey with us to the crossroads of a Hawaiian life, and the gift of Leo ki’eki’e (falsetto singing) in the life and music of Richard Ho’opi’i.
The CD/DVD combo pack is the commercial release of the inaugural Masters of Hawaiian Music Film Series film, “Richard Ho’opi’i The Timeless Voice” hosted by Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr. and recently completed by Makai Studios. The film is directed by David Barry, and produced by The Slack Key Show, Nancy Kahumoku and Makai Studios. This project was funded by more than 500 people through Kickstarter in 2014. The CD is the soundtrack of the film and is a life and career-spanning anthology that includes 20 tracks beautifully performed by Richard Ho’opi’i. The tracks were recorded at the church in Kahakuloa, and at George Kahumoku Jr.’s Slack Key Show in Napili on Maui. All tracks are live and they are wonderful snapshots of uncle Richards’s incredible sound and timeless voice. Produced by Makai Studios and The Slack Key Show.