Mahi Beamer


Son of Puaena and Milton D. Beamer, Mahi was born in Honolulu. He attended Kamehameha School and the Julliard School of Music. Mahi was the first of his generation to succeed as a recording artist. His first important engagement was at Queen's Surf, where he performed for five years. His first two albums included all of his grandmother's compositions. He is an outstanding dancer, doing both the ancient chants and dances. His dancing and falsetto singing were featured in Nalani Kele's Polynesian Revue at the Las Vegas Stardust Hotel for 13 years.

Back in Honolulu, he is a treasured fixture in Waikiki hotels, playing and singing in lounges and lobby bars. Because of his skill as a dancer, and his lineage, members of local halau often come to where he's playing after hula competitions, performing for delighted audiences.