Keola Beamer – Tales from the Dream Guitar

Keola Beamer

Keola Beamer |Photo © Richard Cooke

Keola Beamer – Tales from the Dream Guitar
Aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” November 15, 1995
By Heidi Chang

The Hawaiian islands experienced a dramatic increase in large-scale construction projects over the past few decades. So much so, that many natives feared their traditional lands and culture were being swallowed up. In the 1970s, a group of artists and musicians launched an effort to preserve the culture. Some of the musicians are taking the project beyond the islands to the U.S. mainland. Keola Beamer is one of them.

Listen to the Story (7:33)

      Keola Beamer



Courtesy Dancing Cat Records. Used by permission.


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