Award winning Keola Beamers new soundtrack for the Tibetan Illusion Destroyer

May 3rd, 2017

I talk with Keola Beamer about his new Soundtrack for the 3D film Tibetan Illusion Destroyer. the film will premiere on May 20th at the MACC Castle theater. Keola is a Hawaiian slack-key guitar player, best known as the composer of "Honolulu City Lights" and an innovative musician who fused Hawaiian roots and contemporary music. Beamer comes from a line of musicians five generations back, and can also trace his roots to the House of Kamehameha and Ahiakumai, 15th century rulers of Hawaii. His great grandmother was Helen Desha Beamer, an influential songwriter and huladancer, and his mother, Winona Beamer ("Auntie Nona") has been one of the most important figures in the revival of Hawaiian culture since the 1940s: composer, dancer, educator, and coiner of the term "Hawaiiana," which describes the cultural-studies area she pioneered at the Kamehameha Schools.