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• Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Graphics, Liner Notes, and Christmas Album of the Year.
• Deluxe 16-page color booklet with photos, English and Hawaiian lyrics and notes from Kuana.
• Largest Hawaiian music CD production of the year with piano, live strings, a Disney accordion player, a Koto player flown in from Japan, two steel guitarists, Kuana on ukulele, bass and guitar.
• His first ever English song, the hapa haole “Makapu’u Moonlight.”
• Compositions span a 10-year period with two being written in one day while Kuana was in Sorrento, Italy – “Aloha Sorrento” and “Beauty A’o Moloka’i.”
Those who are fans of Kūpaoaʼs music are sure to love this newest assembly of songs and those discovering them for the first time will be quick to fall in love with this talented pair.Learn More
Every song that Küpaoa records has a story and this collection includes 7 of the pair’s most poignant and cherished pieces. Many of these carefully chosen gems are never-before recorded originals with the notable exception of the title track, I Know You By Heart. The remaining songs were either penned by the couple or by close friends, including multi-award winning composer, Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier. As Küpaoa has matured, the intimacy shared in their music has deepened. They have blossomed, sharing more of their essence through song and story while allowing their music to become a reflection of themselves. They invite you into their lives with their debut EP, I Know You By Heart.Learn More
Pihana...the skillful gathering of life's experiences, the accumulation of desires and dreams, and the realization of our on-going commitment to honor our 'aina, kupuna and 'ohana.
It has been my unique privilege to observe and experience the remarkable ancestral gifts bestowed upon this young, strong, and vibrant Hawaiian woman- a Kumu Hula who skillfully weaves ancient tradition into the modern fabric of her daily life. Napua strives for pihana in everything that she does and in doing so, inspires everyone around her to do the same.
Such is the power and the promise of pihana.
-Keali'i ReichelLearn More
"Mohalu – to be at ease, comfortable, at liberty. As our lives contain many layers, the same is for Mohalu. Mohalu is also the 12th night of the lunar cycle, an eve where planting flowers would be ideal, as these blooms would grow as full and as perfect as the moon on this night. The mana’o (idea or thought) behind Mohalu represent what this sophomore project is for me.
This song selection unfolds to reveal different petals, if you will, of my life. My own mele (songs) are attempts to communicate my inner most feelings in hopes that there are others who can identify with my struggles and my joys."
Kaunaloa, the greatly anticipated solo release from Na Palapalai’s Kuana Torres Kahele. This collection of primarily original compositions showcases his talent as a songwriter and impressive vocal ability as a solo recording artist. Kuana’s melodies are as refreshing as they are intoxicating. Kaunaloa, meaning “to persevere,” is Kuana at his best, providing a musical journey that will both enrich and excite the world of hula and Hawaiian music.Learn More
Nā Palapalai's highly anticipated new album, Ha'a!
Free download available, see below!
2012 brings us to our newest release, HA'A. It is a tribute to our fans whom have somehow, Mahalo Ke Akua, become a Hawaiian music army, worldwide. Your unwavering support humbles us every day. We also dedicate this to all the hula dancers around the world, in countries we could have never dreamed of. It is for you that we sing.
We Aloha you all. The shy, keiki hula, the serious competition hula dancers, the ones who kaholo when they clean their hale. It is for you that we sing.
If you Kalākaua in the shower, we bid Aloha to you. Mahalo to the Aunties dancing hula in the front row with a beer in one hand and smoke meat in the other. It is for you that we sing.
We most humbly offer you, HA‘A. Now get up and dance.
--Nā Palapalai 2012
Kuana Torres Kahele & Ioane BurnsLearn More
Hula is a huge part of who I am. I dance hula; I study hula; I teach hula. I sing so people can express the music in this important form of dance that defines my culture. Hula extends the meaning of that music, tells its story physically and through the heart of its people.
Hula and Hula 2 have been labors of love. I was and continue to be humbled by their success inside the hula and Hawaiian music community; by the visitor to these lands and to fans of Hawaiian music around the world. I take this opportunity to thank you for your support, for your appreciation of the music and the dance.Learn More
Pili O Ke Ao, “the beginning of a new day,” urges us to cling side by side – it’s an unfolding dawn for this young duo and their unique style, and the light that comes with it reveals a fresh repertoire of Hawaiian songs set into a beautiful landscape of sound. The flowers that bloom in this dawning are definitely Kūpaoa. Learn More
`E, `I, and `A are trail markers of her musical expedition which have taken Hawaiian music lovers to new heights, only to fall for her fresh and lilting style. Here, a collection of the songs she penned along the way. Including some of her favorites and three new songs as well. For Natalie it will always be about the journey, so come. Hear her. She will take you there.Learn More
Natalie Ai Kamauu's third CD is filled with her signature soaring vocals and heartfelt delivery of classic Hawaiian mele, along with two new beautiful compositions. A bonus track of "Sanoe" accompanied by a full orchestra will WOW you.
From the artist:
`Ā — to sparkle like a gem……
”`Ā” means to sparkle, like a gem. Iʻm not gonna lie…I love the bling. It makes me sing! Thatʻs not why I named this project “`Ā”. For my first recording endeavor, I wanted a name that would catch a few eyes and turn a few heads, hoping to lure a few ears. “`Ē” encompassed all of my feelings and emotions and so it was destiny. It truly was strange, weird and wonderful to say the least.Learn More
CONGRATULATIONS to Amy Hanaiali`i...2007 Na Hokuhanohano Award Winner for Album of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Best Engineered Album. "Generation Hawai`i" is Grammy nominated Amy Hanaiali`i at her best, in true form, representing her islands, her culture and her family legacy with the music she was born destined to share. It was produced by award winning producer, songwriter and musician Michael Ruff, who has worked with legends like Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks and countless others.Learn More
Nostalgia takes Hawaii's most renown songs and translates them all in to the native Hawaiian language. Amy & Willie showcase a fresh interpretation of these classic songs that the are recognized the world over, no matter what language the singer chooses.Learn More
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