Music from Hawaii

The cover of Tia Carrere's new CD, "'ikena" was photographed at a beach in Malibu.

Topanga resident Tia Carrere recently returned from Hawaii after working on an album with friend and Grammy award-winning producer Daniel Ho. The CD, “‘ikena” includes Hawaiian-language songs that reflect on growing up in Hawaii.

Carrere’s 2007 CD, “Hawaiiana” was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Hawaiian Music Album. Ho also produced that CD.

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