LIBRARY OF MUSIC
HISTORY OF NA LEO
3 high school friends Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales won Hawaii's biggest high school talent contest, Brown Bags to Stardom, in 1984. Their winning song, an original entitled "Local Boys", hit radio by storm, launched Na Leo's career, and remains the #1 selling single in Hawaii history.
Our name, Na Leo Pilimehana, was given to us by Holoʻua Stender, our music and hula teacher at the Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu in 1983. In Hawaii it means "The Voices Blending In Warmth". Holoʻua recognized something within us that even we didn't really see yet. Later, overtime, it was shortened to "Na Leo" simply meaning "The Voices". Hawaiian people believe that your child will become whatever you name it, and it's our belief that the naming of our group was defining moment in our career. Our style was then, and always will be, one of soothing, melodic voices-harmonizing and uniting in warmth.