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February 18, 2010 09:20 ET

Hawaiian Singer-Songwriter Keli'i Kaneali'i to Lead Free Northern California Tour

Free Hawaiian Cultural Events in Sand City, Sunnyvale, Sacramento and Pleasant Hill

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) - Keli'i Kaneali'i, world-renowned Hawaiian recording artist, will lead a free tour of Northern California Borders stores in March 2010, bringing the music, books and hula of the Hawaiian Islands to cities such as Sand City, Sunnyvale, Sacramento and Pleasant Hill. Kaneali'i is a founding member of the legendary duo HAPA and is recognized as one of the fathers of "the sound of Maui." At Borders, Kaneali'i will perform songs from his new CD "Kaua'i," as well as fan favorites from the HAPA song collection. Kaneali'i will also read from Dr. Carolan's children's book "Where Are My Slippers?" for which he provided music and narration.

Joining Kaneali'i on this unique tour are steel guitarist Ken Emerson; Hawaiian authors Auntie Kealoha, Bill Riddle, Taupouri Tangaro, Lurline McGregor, Makana Risser Chai; Joanna Carolan (illustrator of "Where Are My Slippers?"); and kumu hula soloist Healani Youn.

Share the spirit of Aloha at these free events at Borders that feature Kaneali'i live:

--  Saturday, March 6 at 2 pm, Borders Sand City - Monterey Peninsula
--  Sunday, March 7 at 2 pm, Sunnyvale
--  Saturday, March 13 at 4 pm, Sacramento
--  Sunday, March 14 at 3 pm, Pleasant Hill

For more information on these events, visit http://www.hawaiibooktour.com/.

Southern California fans can also share the Aloha when Kaneali'i performs at these locations:

Monday, March 8 in San Diego at Seau's Restaurant
San Diego, California

Tuesday, March 9 in Fallbrook at the Hukilau Restaurant
Fallbrook Golf Club in Fallbrook, California

Wednesday, March 10 in Felton at Don Quixote's
International Music Hall in Felton, California
To learn more about Kaneali'i, visit http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/kelii/.


About The Mountain Apple Company HAWAI'I: The Mountain Apple Company HAWAI'I is a multifaceted record label that also publishes, licenses, produces, and distributes scores of island music. The Mountain Apple Company HAWAI'I provides talent management and consulting for many of Hawaii's most successful entertainers in addition to providing innovative concert and talent promotion, stage design, and production. For more information, visit http://mountainapplecompany.com.

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