Keauhou finds passion and joy in the performance, preservation, and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian music.
These three graduates of the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama found their musical roots through their involvement in the many musical and cultural opportunities offered at Kamehameha Schools. They sang in the Concert Glee Club, played in the Band, and both Lum brothers held the esteemed positions as their class’ student director in the world-renowned Song Contest.
In 2008, Keauhou was awarded first place in the unamplified traditional Hawaiian music contest, “Ka Himeni Ana,” held annually at the Hawaiʻi Theater. In 2017, Keauhou took top honors at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards attaining nine awards in nine categories for their debut album, “Keauhou.” Their second album entitled, “I ke Kō a ke Au,” features seven original compositions and eight traditional mele Hawaiʻi and received five additional Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards in 2018.
Kahanuola, Nicholas, and Zachary are truly thankful for the many opportunities and honors with which they have been blessed as well as the many more to come. With the relationships between them and the guidance of akua, kūpuna, ʻohana, and kumu alike, the members of Keauhou hope to offer a seemingly-new sound to the Hawaiian music scene, inspired by those who have come before. E koʻolau ke kō a Keauhou.