OUT NOW: The new album of ‘Maui Mele Pana’ (Place songs), which includes a movie of live performances of the songs at the places they are written for.
“Singing to the World is a work of mine I am most proud of, because it joins the physical beauty of Maui, and the Spiritual beauty of Maui through mele, or song, together as one.” This project began the beginning of this year, as ‘ Singing to the World: Wahi Pana series,’ in which Anthony filmed 12 songs, and released them over 12 weeks, at the places they were written for on Maui. The series was viewed by thousands on Facebook. He is currently recording these songs in the studio, to be released as a CD/DVD set, which includes all the live performance videos as well. “Connected to the ‘aina, from the steepest cliffs to the sandiest beaches, my mission is to move forward in my journey in sharing the Mele that comes through me, and this is the best way I know of. Come along, join me on my journey, and no matter where you are, “Singing to the World: Maui Mele Pana,” will allow you to see, feel, and hear, the beauty of Maui.”
At 16 years young, Anthony Pfluke (Akoni) has been sharing his gift of music with Hawaii audiences for the past 5 years. His soul-stirring originals are brought to life by his robust, expressive voice. Anthony’s extraordinary accompaniment of Ukulele, Keyboards, and Slack Key Guitar lay behind the melody, to bring his true songs to life. According to twice-Grammy-nominated songwriter and music educator Shane Adams, “Anthony Pfluke is a refreshingly bright triple-starred constellation of extraordinary voice, impeccable musicianship, and insightful songwriting.” Deeply rooted to his home, you can hear the sounds of Hawaii through Anthony’s music. Four-time-Grammy-award winner, George Kahumoku Jr, says “I’ve watched his talent grow into one of the shakers and movers of the next generation of Hawaiian music.” “Sometimes I forget that he is still a 16 year old because he already plays and sings like a pro.” Anthony’s debut album, Never Letting Go is the perfect combination of soulful songwriting, deft musicianship, and amazing vocals.