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Keali'i Reichel: Kukahi - Live In Concert (2008)

Keali'i Reichel , Dennis Mahaffay  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Keali'i Reichel
  • Directors: Dennis Mahaffay
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Punahele Productions
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VDDDXC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,773 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Keali'I's classic Kukahi Concert Series beautifully shot in high definition under the direction of Dennis Mahaffay. It features a powerful ancient hula segment, as well as a variety of modern hula stylings, with guest artist Ben Vegas, guest dancer Keali'I Ceballos, and of course, the musical talents of Keali'I Reichel and company. All is augmented with multimedia and additional features. An ideal way to enjoy the chant, dance, classic faves, and new music of Keali'i. Available in both standard and high definition with 5.1 Dolby Sound.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kukahi Keali`i Reichel Live In Concert a must-have November 3, 2007
Format:DVD
Punahele Productions has released performances from Keali'i Reichel's "Kukahi" concert series on both standard as well as HD DVD formats. "Kukahi" has clearly set the standard for Hawai'i concert DVDs in every way.

Keali'i Reichel and Punahele Productions have brought together performances from 2005 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and from 2006 at the Blaisdell Arena to create two "Kukahi" DVD offerings - one in standard DVD format and the second in HD DVD. Each contains an astounding 26 musical performances, many accompanied by his Halau Ke'alaokamaile and kumu hula Keali'i Ceballos from California. I received a copy of the standard DVD, and even in this format the video quality and cinematography are spectacular. The video frequently cuts away to both scenic and underwater footage that fit the mood and theme of the mele being performed. The quality of the audio recording and mixing is equally outstanding.

The DVD opens with a series of oli (chants) some featuring Keali'i's voice alone and others which are accompanied by hula. It then launches into h'meni (western-influenced songs) accompanied by his band and dancers. They include a pleasant mix of his own compositions, Puakea Nogelmeier's masterful "Melelana", Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett's "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha", as well as many traditional favorites. Ben Vegas performs his composition "Pua Nani" while being accompanied by Keali'i and his background vocalists. Keali'i's marvelous sense of humor and dedication to the Hawaiian language and culture are on display throughout the video, particular his explanation of mele ma'i (procreation chants/songs).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS! EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS!!! GREAT GIFT IDEA! December 6, 2007
By MauiMe
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Kukahi is a fabulous vision of lovliness. You do not know what Hawaiian music is unless and until you have feasted your eyes on this concert DVD. Keali'i Reichel has, in just a dozen years of his singing career, mastered the art. He is true to his Hawaiian roots. He is passionate about teaching us real Hawaiian history and culture. This DVD exceeds all expectations, for it is not only absolutely beautifully shot, you are there, in the theatre, experiencing his show. The song selection is outstanding, and he shows us some of the ancient chant, as well. Everything he does, even if in the Hawaiian language, he explains in English, for his mission is to teach and have us understand. His voice is soothing and in perfect pitch. Although he has ventured into a professional singing career only for these past twelve years, he has been a Kuma Hula (Hula Master,) for over twenty, and this shows. His numerous dancers shine with every step, and are always perfectly synchronized. Their costumes are lovely and numerous. You will find no fake huge smiles plastered on their faces, but expressions from their hearts as they perform perfectly throughout the over two hour show. Although he had three concerts that weekend, cameras were allowed only into one, which itself shows Keali'i's courage of conviction and confidence. Buy this one and be amazed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Hawaiian July 15, 2009
Format:DVD
In one word; beautiful. This dvd contains the soul and the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. The voice of Keali'i is one of the most enjoyable voices I've ever heard. The presentation of the show is really good. With great decoration and beautiful hula girls. The highlights for me are "E O Mai", "Maunaleo" and "Ka Nohona Pili Kai". Keali'i tells the audience much about the Hawaiian history, culture and dance, so it's instructive if you want to know more about it. And he has a good kind of humour.
Summary it's a show with a laugh and a tear, with humour and seriousness, with culture and dance.
We in Holland enjoyed it!!!

Me ke aloha pumehana.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keali'i knows his stuff September 22, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This video brought back floods of cherish memories. Keali'i spoke of things that my Tutu spoke of many, many years ago. It's amazing that I still remember. His halau are beautiful story tellers, they were magnificient.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keali`i no ka oi!!!!!!! April 15, 2008
Format:DVD
Mahalo nui loa Keali`i for all your aloha and mana. You are a true example of all that is good and nani in Hawai'i Nei. Me ke aloha kaua, Kalyna Spencer
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real thing! April 7, 2008
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There is nothing as beautiful as the true Hawaiian spirit and nobody portrays that spirit better than Keali'i. His voice is transcendent. The hula is gorgeous. The DVD is superb.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kukahi DVD January 18, 2008
Format:HD DVD
I returned this product twice due to error message on all my video players "cannot read disc". I was never refunded for this product.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kukahi: Keali'i Reichel Live In Concert a must-have November 3, 2007
Format:HD DVD
Punahele Productions has released performances from Keali'i Reichel's "Kukahi" concert series on both standard as well as HD DVD formats. "Kukahi" has clearly set the standard for Hawai'i concert DVDs in every way.

Keali'i Reichel and Punahele Productions have brought together performances from 2005 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and from 2006 at the Blaisdell Arena to create two "Kukahi" DVD offerings - one in standard DVD format and the second in HD DVD. Each contains an astounding 26 musical performances, many accompanied by his Halau Ke'alaokamaile and kumu hula Keali'i Ceballos from California. I received a copy of the standard DVD, and even in this format the video quality and cinematography are spectacular. The video frequently cuts away to both scenic and underwater footage that fit the mood and theme of the mele being performed. The quality of the audio recording and mixing is equally outstanding.

The DVD opens with a series of oli (chants) some featuring Keali'i's voice alone and others which are accompanied by hula. It then launches into h'meni (western-influenced songs) accompanied by his band and dancers. They include a pleasant mix of his own compositions, Puakea Nogelmeier's masterful "Melelana", Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett's "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha", as well as many traditional favorites. Ben Vegas performs his composition "Pua Nani" while being accompanied by Keali'i and his background vocalists. Keali'i's marvelous sense of humor and dedication to the Hawaiian language and culture are on display throughout the video, particular his explanation of mele ma'i (procreation chants/songs).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Take me back to the islands of Hawaii
Wonderful native music and dance.
Published 6 days ago by T. Lohman
5.0 out of 5 stars A Splendid Evening of Hawaiian Entertainment!
We had the genuine and sincere pleasure of attending this concert in person and are so grateful that it is available on both DVD and Blu-Ray! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Classic Movie Buff
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Cncert in my living room!
I really like Keali'i Reichel's music CDs, especially the Hawaiian Chants. SO I thought this DVD would be a great compliment and I was not dissapointed! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Galaxy
4.0 out of 5 stars gifts
I already own this disc so I bought one of my sister and her family and one for my step daughter and her family when we visited them in the Seattle, Wa. area. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Keali`i Reichel is Hawai`i.
Keali`i Reichel is one of the most well known popular recording artists in Hawai`i.
He is a multi award winner of the prestigious Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music awards for... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Hula Dancer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!
I loved the subtitles in English. The combination of that smooth voice, the hula, talk story was perfect! Can't wait to attend a live concert.
Published 17 months ago by Ramona A Mattix
4.0 out of 5 stars Lifts your heart
Seeing Keali'i Reichel live in Maui was real treat and it lifted my spirit. I think Hawaiian Music and Hula does this to various degrees. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Paul J. Llewellyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Keali'i Reichel: Kukahi, Live in Concert
I had seen this concert DVD before. If you have any 'Aloha' for Hawai'i, this DVD is a MUST SEE. (There are also English subtitles for the Hawai'ian worded songs- Great feature). Read more
Published on October 12, 2011 by LarryG
1.0 out of 5 stars DIsc Error
I have a brand new panasonic blue ray dvd player attached to my brand new panasonic tv. This disc will not play on this machine. States disc error. What is wrong with this disc? Read more
Published on April 21, 2011 by Nancy Kay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
This DVD is a must have if you're a keali'i Reichel fan. The blu-ray is beautiful. I recently went to one of his concerts, and this Blu-Ray disk feels just like you're there. Read more
Published on April 23, 2010 by G. Smith
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