NA LEO PILIMEHANA
Na Leo Pilimehana, Hawaiian meaning the voices blending together in warmth, is a Pacific group, representing the best of island contemporary music in Hawai‘i. Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales had their first hit in 1984 when they entered a song contest while seniors at Kamehameha Schools. Their original composition, "Local Boys," touched a chord in multi-ethnic Hawai‘i and "Local Boys" ruled the charts as #1 for months.
That reception led to their first album also entitled, "Local Boys," which included three other original compositions. The album won the coveted Na Hoku Hanohano Music Award and the title song became the best selling single in Hawai'i's history, a record that still stands.
The women then went their separate ways-- college, marriage, careers, children. They got back together in 1993 because they missed writing music and singing together.