Aloha Ke Akua Blog

Release Date: Aloha Ke Akua – Mahalo for Hawaii Nei (Official Music Video) November 3, 2015 20:05

Mahalo Ke Akua!  I cannot think of a more appropriate day to shout the phrase, because today is the release day of my first music video, Mahalo for Hawaii Nei, the first track on my debut album, Trinity EP.

This release also marks the launch of Mahalo Ke Akua's YouTube Channel - don't forget to subscribe, because another music is on the way, for Divine, the third track on Trinity EP.

These music videos are especially significant to me because my "Unko Phil" (L.A. based director) flew in to Honolulu from Los Angeles just to direct them.  He also served as my reminder of the purpose I wrote the songs on this album... I was so close to cancelling the shoot because tropical storms that had been drenching Oahu for weeks didn't seem to be letting up, but Unko Phil reminded me, "You wrote the song in honor of Him, so I trust Akua will give us what we need to film all the right moments", and indeed Jah provided!  Even though torrential downpour still swept through the island throughout our shoot days, Akua blessed us with sunshine in all the right places at all the right times.  This reminded me of the 2nd verse of the song, which describes a humble struggle that is necessary in order to appreciate the beauty of God's plan and reward.  It truly was a test of endurance, that reminded me to stay steady in faith and belief that God will always provide, if we stay rooted in His purpose.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the video, don't forget to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter - we're all ohana, bredren!




About the Aloha Ke Akua Logo June 5, 2015 18:17

I am managed by Executive Producer Mahalo Ke Akua, so they designed the Aloha Ke Akua logo using the lettering from the Mahalo Ke Akua Brand logo.

Mahalo Ke Akua's logo is an ambigram (“Ke Akua” is the flipped image of “Mahalo”), so they wanted to make sure the Aloha Ke Akua logo had significance upside down as well.

Aloha Ke Akua means "God is Love" in Hawaiian.  Upside down, the Aloha Ke Akua logo spells "e ake", which means "to yearn" in Hawaiian. This communicates my belief that there is deep yearning for aloha in this world, a world that is so desperately in need of love.

Mahalo Ke Akua's main mission is to contribute to charitable & social justice causes, so I am proud to bear the mark of aloha (love) in connection with the answer to a call of need.

Together, we strive to spread aloha to those who most yearn for it. #AlohaKeAkua