Monday, May 4, 2015

Feeling Crabby?: Pomai and Loeka with "Come A'ama Crab"

Today's song, Come A'ama Crab, is by Pomai & Loeka, a duo from Hawaii that is really more than just a duo but a whole family affair. Pomai Longakit writes on her website that her first musical experiences were watching her father and mother. Hawaiian Airlines salespeople, perform onstage. Pomai taught herself ukulele, learned to write her own songs, and entered singing competitions as a child, recording her first song at age 12. She formed Pomai and Loeka with her brother in 1997 and began winning Hawaiian music competitions. In 1999 they recorded their first album, and then followed up with their album Dancing All Night which produced a few Hawaiian hits, all written by their father Lloyd Longakit. In 2000, they were discovered by a German producer and spent time in Cologne, Germany performing at festivals and appearing on television shows. Come A'ama Crab can be found on their 1999 CD Dancing All Night, and on the 2000 Hawaiian music compilation CD Island Roots.