Lei Ana Kauaʻi kauai
Kuʻu Pua Sakura
Mahalo Ia Oe, E Maui
Kaha Ka Manu
ʻŌhelo Beauty ohelo
Kaulana Niʻihau niihau
Kuʻu Pua Sakura is Hōkū Zuttermeister’s second album release and features many songs that are near and dear to his heart.
Growing up in a family filled with rich hula traditions, Hōkū wanted to share some of his favorite hula mele as well as other songs that he learned through the years from composers like Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Al Makahinu “Pops” Barcarse and Chad Takatsugi.
You’ll discover mele spanning the islands, from “Kaulana Niʻihau” to the haunting mele of “ʻŌhelo Beauty”, with references to Hawai‘i Island and a few surprises along the way.
Hōkū also debuts five original compositions including the title track, “Kuʻu Pua Sakura”, written for the love of his mother.
Na Hoku Hanohano Awards :: 2017