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Compositions inspired by our journeys, experiences, interactions and invitations across the many global communities celebrating Mother Earth & Her infinite spirit. Each song is a story of allowance and acceptance in living our souls authentic truth.
LADY OF THE MOUNTAIN (Unplugged)
What you get in these lovely recordings is the sharing of the heart and soul of Lei'ohu Ryder, a ringside seat, as she performs solo the songs that would become her landmark CD, Lady of the Mountain.
Ola is a gift of life inviting us to live authentically to simply be present every moment with our heart open.
Ola is a joyous celebration of activating our free will choice gifted to us from our Divine Mother and Father.
Ola is living a banquet of stars!
"Hawaiian music comes from a very ancient source. The songs represent sacred places and people. They are images of wind, or love, of aloha and light. Whether you’re Hawaiian or not, it links you to these things." - Lei’ohu Ryder
Healing is 1 track of 66 minutes of specially selected healing songs from all of Lei'ohu's catatlog. All are strung together in a Lei of Love. This CD is dedicated to all of us.
HonuaOla is a celebration of Life. Each song & chant is an inspiration as we journey, one moment at time. It is in the knowing that we are connected to our Papa Honua, our foundation as Mother Earth. The rainbows of unity and aloha are calling us each in to the one breath of love. Every moment we express our heart is a deep and profound magnificence for all life. Mahalo a nui loa to all who have supported, embraced and nurtured the seeds of aloha along the many pathways of HonuaOla.
JOURNEY OF LIGHT... THE EARLY YEARS
Lei`ohu's early years as a singer and composer are celebrated in this anthology drawn from her first three recordings: Kukuipuka (1998), Ho`ola`a (1999), and Waiha (2000).
Charming song introductions and “talk story,” recorded live at the 1999 Maui County Fair, draw the listener into her world as an 8th grade school teacher and invite you to join her spiritual journey into contemporary Hawaiian culture.
THE CALL WITHIN & HONOR ALL LIFE
The Call Within & Honor All Life are two musical journey's in one that invite you to awaken your indigenous soul. As emissaries of light reflecting primordial memories of the origins of ourselves, we each are being called in to the spiral of the knowing of ourselves in order to rise from our isolations and to remember our oneness. The songs, chants and musical expressions activate the encoding on one's DNA.
Mary's Songs are freedom songs. Each song is a memory of long ago; a time when many gathered in celebration to actively engage in prayer, dance, and frivolity under the Stars, Sun and Moon. Mary's Songs refers to the inspiration, love and wise teachings of Mary Magdalene that have been gifted to us in this time of great awareness.
Rooted in Hawaiian Spirituality, Lei'ohu pays homage to sacred Maui people and places. She also honors other composers with three lovely and elequent mele inthe English language. A number of Maui's finest musicians contribute their aloha and talent, helping to create a rich and varied musical tapestry within each song.
LADY OF THE MOUNTAIN
This lovely collection took form at an informal session to record some new songs before meledies and structure were forgotten. the live recordings established the foundation and in the months that followed, each track took on a life of its own. Featuring accompaniment by Maydeen 'Iao, Jeff Costello, Cliff Collins, Don McClellan, John Pollock, Jake Rohrer & Sara Jane Jameson.
Close are the shoots that gather in the Sacred One
Close are the vines caressing the land of aloha
Close is the fragrance of Maui's cherished flowers
Share the thoughts of the uplands sacred
Sacred life is eternal in the waters of the sacred Life!
Kukuipuka is a journey in communion with our spirit that nurtures the soul. It is our way of sharing faith, love, trust and honor. Each song is devoted to a universal theme, connecting the legacy of our heritage to its source. It is this communion between our ancestral spirits and ourselves, that provides us with knowledge, insight, truth, reverence, Malama and Aloha.
Ho’ola’a, the second CD recording by Maui artist Lei‘ohu Ryder, is a journey of spiritual importance encompassing the first migrations from the Pacific to Hawai’i. A combination of mele (songs) and oli (chants) comprise this musical journey in communion with the Hā or breath of nā po‘e kahiko o ka Pakipikala, the ancient people of the Pacific. of the sacred Life!