AINA

LEAD ME TO THE GARDEN (ALOHA GOT SOUL)

AINA - LEAD ME TO THE GARDEN 130932
Format:
1 LP
Release:
12.04.2019
Label:
ALOHA GOT SOUL
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
130932
Barcode:
0711574868810
The story begins in 1977. Two young men met in thetown of Ma?kaha on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. Howard Shapiro and Michael Joao loved Ma?kaha's beautiful surf, uncrowded beaches, and homegrown music.

They discovered a shared passion for music, but also for pressing issues like environmental protection, human rights, Native Hawaiian rights, and hunger and homelessness.

Together they formed the band Earth, which they soon changed to 'A?ina, meaning land or earth in O?lelo Hawai'i, the Hawaiian language.

During the 1970s, A?ina performed throughout O'ahu at various gatherings that addressed environmental protection and Native Hawaiian rights.

In 1978, 'A?ina recorded a 7-inch single for Greenpeace, entitled "Greenpeace: To Save the Whales".

In 1980, the band entered Honolulu's Audissey recording studio and released their only LP, Lead Me to the Garden.

The resulting album is a pleasant, uplifting spiritual journey of AOR and soft rock with flourishes of Hawaiian music, reminiscent of artists like Seals & Croft, America, and Hall & Oates.

Well-known Hawai'i musicians like Nohelani Cypriano and Dennis Graue (the composers behing "Lihue") performed on the LP.

Working directly with Shapiro, Aloha Got Soul has updated the release for 2018 with three new songs from the musician's solo catalog to complement the album with timely messages of Native Hawaiian activism.

Today, Shapiro resides in the quiet town of Volcano, near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawai'i Island.

Sadly, Michael Joao passed away unexpectedly in the early 1990s and never got to achieve his full creative potential.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. INSOULED IN YOU
  • 1.2. NUCLEAR POWER
  • 1.3. WINDS OF GOD
  • 1.4. MORNING STAR
  • 1.5. YOUR LIGHT
  • 1.6. MANY ROADS
  • 1.7. PATH OF HEART
  • 1.8. THE HARMONY SONG
  • 1.9. LIGHT OF ME
  • 1.10. SILENT IN THE NIGHT
  • 1.11. ARMS OF SOUL
  • 1.12. SHINE ON
  • 1.13. HUMBLE HOME
  • 1.14. FAMILY OF ABRAHAM
  • 1.15. LEAD ME TO THE GARDEN
  • 1.16. THE ROAD TO GO
  • 1.17. AMERICA BE ONE MAN
  • 1.18. KA 'AINA