JONAH KAHANUOLA SOLATORIO of Keauhou
Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio, a native of Kewalo Uka, Kona, Oʻahu, stems from an ʻohana of many talented musicians. His Hawaiian musical journey began while attending the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama as a member of the Concert Glee Club. This passion for Hawaiian music continued through his college career and continues to be a very important inspiration in his life.
Kahanuola received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies and a Masterʻs degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kahanuola is currently a kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi at the Kamehameha High School Kapālama campus and is also a member of the Hawaiian musical group, Keauhou.
To date, the group Keauhou has won 14 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards for their first two album releases “Keauhou” and “I Ke Kō A Ke Au.” A third album was released October 2018 “Ua Kō, Ua `Āina.”