Keali‘i Reichel has been at the forefront in the revival and perpetuation of Hawaiian culture. He is a world class performer, best-selling recording artist, multiple award-winning kumu hula, prolific composer, renowned chanter, choreographer, dancer, crafter, scholar and teacher.
In 2011 he was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame for achievement in all facets of Hawaiian music, chant and hula. He has received Grammy nominations for his 2004 CD Keÿalaokamaile and his 2015 release Kawaiokalena, and 32 Na Hoku Hanohano awards over a musical career spanning 20 years.
Despite critical acclaim and fame, Kealiÿi is a Kumu Hula at his core. His commitment to the perpetuation of his ancestor’s teachings and values continues today in the lives of his students.