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'O KeAloha ko'u inoa.
My name is KeAloha.

Pronunciation

Pronouns

kay - ah - loh - hah

she/her/they/them

Bio

grew up in Lheidli T’enneh territory (“Prince George”), where part of her maternal mix hails. She moved to so-called "Vancouver, BC" in 2015 to follow her compass for music and Ohana.

 

Music is a vessel for KeAloha to build relationships with her diverse lineages as a mixed-Indigenous femme with chronic illness disability. KeAloha is committed to shaping her career and building community through reciprocity for the people and music-cultures who inspire her, and for the communities and lands where she finds home.

 

KeAloha released her first three singles in the summer of 2021. She was nominated to CBC Searchlight Top 100 with heartsong "Mama's Hands", and to the Indigenous Music Countdown's Top 10 with Indigi-Pop anthem "Mahina". KeAloha's debut EP and Album are rooting to bloom in 2022-23.

Lineage

I am a descendent of Hawaiian and Tahitian navigators and dancers, of Lheidli T'enneh trappers and medicine people, of Irish farmer-settlers, and of Chinese immigrant. I live with chronic illness disability.

Lands

I grew up in Lheidli T'enneh territory ("Prince George, BC"), where my Lheidli ancestry traces back to my Great-Great-Granny Seymour, known as "Matriarch of the North". When I was 18 I moved to the unsurrendered ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations ("Vancouver, BC").

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"An interdisciplinary artist of music, dance, and percussion, 
KeAloha’s expressive journey began when she learned the 
traditional dances of her Hawaiian and Tahitian Ohana."
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