D. “Moon” Kahele
Veteran, Father, Musician, Recording Artist
"Brother Moon” of Pure-Hawaiian ancestry was born the eighth of nine kids by his angel Parents, John and Lucille Kahele. Moon grew up in the low-income Districts of Kalihi, Waianae and Waimanalo. After his graduation from W.R. Farrington High School, he enlisted into the US Army as a Military Police Soldier. After eight years in the Army, he was Honorably Discharged and pursued his college degree and career in Law Enforcement. While living in Anniston, AL, Moon attended and played college Football at Jacksonville State University, AL. In time, he received his Bachelors of Science and Masters degree in Criminal Justice. Soon afterwards, his efforts paid off as he began a successful 25+ year career with the US Dept of Justice. Throughout his travels and work, Moon taught himself to play several instruments as well as writing original songs of his upbringing back in Hawaii. Soon Moon found his way to the “Island of Arizona” where his music future was about to take-off. There, he developed his music sounds and was in high demand to perform at Private and Public functions. He also created a music catalog of four music CD’s to his credit: "A Walk Across The Ocean," "Cut Me Some Slack," "Ka Hele Kane O Hawaii," and "Praise Him Island Style Volume 2." Each project was up for nomination with the Hawaii Music Awards and the Na Hoku Hanohano Award HARA Organizations back home in Hawaii. Now, relocated back in the Islands, Moon lives with his Ohana in East Kapolei on Oahu and he performs at “Live Music” events weekly. Moon also teaches ZOOM music lessons with Advanced Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar One-On-One sessions.