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Kuana Torres Kahele’s Kahelelani Ni’ihau debuts on the Billboard Charts!

Kuana Torres Kahele BillboardKuana Torres Kahele’s new album, Music for the Hawaiian Islands Vol.2 Kahelelani Ni’ihau, debuts at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers – Pacific Chart and at #6 on the Billboard World Chart!

This marks the 25th & 26th time Kuana has charted, and his 8th time on the Heartseekers chart!

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A mere 36 years old and quickly becoming a luminary in Hawaiian music, Kuana Torres Kahele brings us Volume 2 of his popular music series. This time, the award winning composer, choreographer, and musician takes us on a rare journey to The Forbidden Isle: Ni`ihau.

Each song is an original composition by Kuana, inspired by the natural beauty of Ni’ihau.

PREVIEW THE ALBUM NOW!

PHOTOS: Kuana Torres Kahele at Walmart!

Check out these pictures of Kuana Torres Kahele at Walmart stores around Oahu! To celebrate the release of his new album, Music for the Islands Vol. 2 Kahalelani Ni’ihau, he performed for some great fans, and even did a CD signing after! He was joined by some of his musical friends, including very special hula performances by Miss Hawaii Skyler Kamaka and Miss Aloha Hula TeHani Gonzado!

Check out the music HERE if you haven’t already! Don’t miss Kuana’s upcoming performance at the Doris Duke Theatre, September 17th!

Kuana Torres Kahele Walmart Performances!

KuanaTorresKahele_Walmart_2014Kuana Torres Kahele is celebrating the upcoming release of his new album, Music for the Hawaiian Islands Vol. 2 Kahelelani Ni’ihau, with performances at Walmart stores around the island of Oahu! You can catch him at one of these performances, autograph sessions to follow:

SEPT 9 – Walmart Pearl City | 11AM
SEPT 9 – Walmart Mililani | 5PM
SEPT 10 – Walmart Kapolei | 2PM
SEPT 10 – Walmart Waipahu | 5PM

PRE-ORDER Kuana’s upcoming album now!

His birthday is coming up THIS SUNDAY, so go over to his Facebook page and wish him the best!

Kunewa Mook at Pakele LIVE!

Kumu hula and musician Kunewa Mook took to the Pakele LIVE stage last Thursday, August 28th! He brought along an entourage of musicians and dancers to serenade the night away! A good crowd watched his performance at Pakele LIVE, and if you missed it, no problem! Catch a rebroadcast of the livestream HERE.

This episode of Pakele LIVE will be aired on OC16 at a later date, so look for it soon!

Kunewa’s latest album, `Oia Ka Manawa is available now!

Mahalo to our #MountainAppleCo’s Francis Tam for these awesome pictures!

SOJA in Hawaii!

SOJA-Press_2014_Credit-Eric-Ryan-AndersonSOJA is celebrating the release of their new album, Amid the Noise and Haste, now available in stores everywhere! We love the new original music by these reggae superstars, and now you can experience the music LIVE! They’ll be performing at the spectacular Maui Arts & Cultural Center this FRIDAY, and then at the Waikiki Shell on SATURDAY!

Check the links below to find out where you can get tickets!

August 29Maui Arts and Cultural Center
August 30Waikiki Shell

The Wonderful World of IZ

Halekulani Living Spring-Summer 2014 2014-08-07 14-15-06“The Wonderful World of IZ” is a great article written about the legendary Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole as featured in the Spring-Summer 2014 issue of Halekulani Living, written by Dawna L. Robertson. Read a digital version of the magazine here. Mahalo to Dawna, Halekulani Living, and everyone involved!

We also love the artwork by Michael Volpicelli!

See Makua Rothman at the #805BeachFest!

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Champion surfer and musician Makua Rothman will be jamming at Firestone Walker Brewing Company 805 Beach Festival this Saturday, August 16th! The Festival will feature music by Rothman and Cisco Adler, as well as food, local vendors, and the Stunt Masters Action Sports Show!

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation.

Bring the whole family to this fun beach-side event at the Avila Beach Golf Course! August 16th, 12PM – 5PM.

TICKETS

Disney Pixar’s LAVA starring Kuana Torres Kahele & Napua!

o-UKU-LAVA-PIXAR-570Award winning musicians, Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua, are taking on a new role as voices for Disney Pixar Animation’s upcoming short film, “Lava” which premieres Aug. 22 at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan!

Its a musical love story and the two will sing the love song the film is based on, also titled “Lava”!

Just last weekend, Kuana celebrated the release of the film at a summer luau with Disney/Pixar employees!

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Congrats to Kuana, Napua, and everyone else involved! We can’t wait to see LAVA!