Keeping Aloha Alive: Checo Tohomaso

One of the greatest things in the world is seeing another human being smile. People expressing their happiness; just thinking about it makes me feel good. They are in love with life—or at the least, that very moment in life. This simple expression sends waves of positive energy to everyone in sight, because to smile [...]

Nova, an obscure funk-disco outfit from Honolulu, 1980.

Nova: Explosive Feel Good Music

There couldn't have been a better name for this obscure disco-funk band. Lead by keyboardist Checo Tohomoso, Nova bursts with power and positivity on every track, gradually bring it full-circle at he end of each song. "Can We Do It Good" is a shining example. But where the hell did this record come from?