Gary Haleamau + Kāwili perform "Killa Killa Narafrader" on location during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gary Haleamau & Kāwili
Las Vegas, NV
Gary Kawiliau Haleamau of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, began his musical career at age 12; first as a solo artist then traveling with Hawaiian music groups throughout the world sharing his amazing talent. Sheldeen Kaleimomi Haleamau of Hanapēpē, Kauaʻi, began her hula career at a young age and has also traveled the world sharing her gift of hula. Kurin Pomaika’imaikeakua Haleamau of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the son of Gary and Sheldeen. Kurin has excelled in his musical career as an accomplished record producer, slack-key-bass guitarist and singer. Collectively, as Kāwili they blend and share their love for Hawaiian music and dance, influenced by their Hawaiian cowboy paniolo background. In 2019, they released their first family recording, Pilipaʻa.
"Killa Killa Narafrader"
Filmed in Las Vegas, NV.
Made possible by Elko General Merchandise/Anita Franzoia and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.