Ka Noho `Ana

by Kimo Watanabe & Rebel Zion

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Ka Noho `Ana. The way. As in the "Way of Life". These are songs that are personal to me, and songs, that I believe convey meaningful sentiments.

If you like the album, like it, share it, buy it, and KNOW THAT THERE IS MORE. All proceeds from this album will be used to hit the studio and do it again.

I just want to say mahalo a nui loa to all those who made this project possible.

Big ups and massive respect to Suauu "AJ" Auelua, the One Ton Riddim Section. Not only did AJ play a ton of instruments, but he was really the one who got me to kick off the project. From day one, he was completely dedicated to making the project go and sound right. I took him the bones of these songs, and he was essential in fleshing them out.

Big thanks also to the one and only Eric "Rock Solid" Eschelbach. There is no other engineer, that I would've liked to work with on this project. Eric is the quickest guy I've ever seen on the Pro Tools, has an incredible ear, and has knack for knowing just how how to get the sound and vibe we wanted. Was sad to see the studio go, but grateful that we were able to get this project done and out the door!

Big ups also to Jan Willem Van Der Beek for lending his ear to some of the early tracks and helping to tighten up some of those bass lines. I'll be looking forward to collaborating on a song here soon!

Mahalo to Kisi Fonua for letting us record horns at Boombox Studio's. That was a good session. I can't remember who's cousin's came through that day, but that was some good fun. In general, I want to mahalo everybody who came through, and vibed with us in the studio. It was great to see you dancing, nodding your heads, giving some good feedback, and in general kicking it with us.

Respect and great thanks to Uncle Dave for lending his ear, and providing some of the best feedback I got on the project.

Fa'afetai tele lava to our wives, and significant others for letting us spend the time to do this. Without you, this wouldn't have happened.

Mahalo nui loa to all the incredible musicians. Mahalo for throwing in with us, and lending your skills to the project. Laying down guitar, harmony vocals, and horns were some of the funnest sessions we had. You brought expertise, soul, and in some cases, food. haha mahalo, mahalo, mahalo nui loa ia kakou!

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released August 2, 2016

Saxophone - Dan Nelson
Harmony Vocals - Jacob Kongaika
Trumpet - Josh Francis
Lead Guitar on Ko'u Mana'o - Kenji Aihara
Vocals & Guitar - Kimo Watanabe
Harmony Vocals - Olaea Iosua
Lead Guitar - Page McGinnis
Ipu Heke - Pomaika'i Gaui
Harmony Vocals - Reed Kahilina'i Hew-Len
Drums, Bass, Organ, Piano, Rhythm Guitar - Suauu Auelua
Harmony Vocals - Taima Iosua

Produced by - Suauu "AJ" Auelua, Eric Eschelbach, & Kimo Watanabe
All songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by Eric "Rock Solid" Eschelbach at Rock Solid Studio's, Salt Lake City, Utah

Artwork - Shaun Thomas

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We produce music that is deeply meaningful to us, and hope that you will give it a listen, like, and share it with your friends and family.
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Track Name: Ko'u Mana'o
V1.
Woke up this morning. In Confusion, and I know that there are many, just like me.
We can't talk about revolution. Till we first in our minds are free.
We've got to stop, the fussing and fighting.
The killing, the lying, the back biting.
No more, no more, no more.

V2.
Cause in the streets, in the streets are children dying,
and in their homes, their Mother's cry, cry, cry.
So as we rise to face the day.
As we rise we've got to say, say, say,

We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.

V3.
So when I woke up, I woke up with resolution.
To be firm in mind, and strong in dead.
Now as we rise to face the world
as we rise, we've got to say,

We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
We say Imua. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.

We say IMUA for the youth today,
We say IMUA for those locked away.
We say IMUA, IMUA, Hawai'i e!

We say IMUA for the youth today,
We say IMUA for those locked away.
We say IMUA, IMUA, Hawai'i e!

We say IMUA for the youth today,
We say IMUA for those locked away.
We say IMUA, IMUA, Hawai'i e!
Track Name: Guide Us
V1.
Said, before you accuse me, take the mote out your eye, cause if you can't see clearly, you can't testify.
If you can' judge, a book, can't judge a book by its cover, then you can't judge a lover, by the sins of the other, I said Love

Chorus:
Guide us from evil. Protect us as we sleep, and bless the food that we eat. Amen, Amen, Amen. I said Love, guide us from evil. Protect us as we sleep, and bless the food that we eat. Amen, Amen, Amen.

V2.
They didn't go one, by one, but they went two by two, and if you can't love your lover then what you gonna do, cause it's not going to stop with just once, or stop with just twice it'll be just like King David with the second greatest sin, I said, Love

Chorus:
Guide us from evil. Protect us as we sleep, and bless the food that we eat. Amen, Amen, Amen. I said Love, guide us from evil. Protect us as we sleep, and bless the food that we eat. Amen, Amen, Amen.

V3. Now the wages of sin, gone be death in the end, so I trust upon the one, upon the one we can depend. He is the Alpha, Omega beginning and the end, so I trust upon the one, upon the one we can depend. I said Love

Chorus:
Guide us from evil. Protect us as we sleep, and bless the food that we eat. Amen, Amen, Amen. I said Love, guide us from evil. Protect us as we sleep, and bless the food that we eat. Amen, Amen, Amen.
Track Name: By The Rivers of Babylon
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required of us a song
Now how shall we sing the King Alpha's song in a strange land

Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight
Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Yeah we wept, when we remembered Zion
Track Name: Bang Bang
V1.
Yesterday she shot me down,
and the news, made it all over town.
but my mind was focused on you
said, I drove up, straight to her house
said, we've got to sort it out,
but that's when she pulled out that shotgun
bang bang she shot me

Chorus
Bang bang, she shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, that awful sound

V2.
I should have know it straight from the start
This little girl's gonna break my heart
Said, I should have known it straight from the start
That this little girl's gonna break my heart.

Chorus
Bang bang, she shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, that awful sound

V.3
Yesterday she shot me down,
and the news, made it all over town.
but my mind was focused on you
said, I drove up, straight to her house
said, we've got to sort it out,
but that's when she pulled out that shotgun
bang bang she shot me

Chorus
Bang bang, she shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, that awful sound