Island Mele: ‘Don’t You Know’ by PeniDean
REVIEW BY JOHN BERGER / email@example.com
It’s been a year or so since PeniDean Pua’auli and Kayton “Sly Mongoose” Macariola left Natural Vibrations last year to pursue new opportunities.
‘DON’T YOU KNOW’
PeniDean (Peni_Dean Musiq)
They enlisted four additional musicians to create a new group that currently goes by the name PeniDean and sits firmly on the musical foundation they built in their years with Natural Vibrations.
Pua‘auli was the lead vocalist of Natural Vibrations. That guarantees similarities between the two groups. Natural Vibrations won three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards with Pua’auli singing up front and so similarities aren’t a bad thing.
“Don’t You Know,” PeniDean’s second single, follows “The Right Time” as an upbeat reggae/pop love song that shows the group — Pua‘auli, Macariola and their recruits — building the momentum necessary to do an entire album of original reggae-flavored island pop.