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Join Kuana’s lei making workshops!

Kuana - Ben Franklin Poster [WEB]Join Kuana Torres Kahele at lei making workshops at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts & HouseMart Ace Hardware stores throughout Hawaii to celebrate the release of his upcoming DVD, Make Lei!

SEPT 16 – Ben Franklin Pearl City
SEPT 17 – Ben Franklin Enchanted Lake
SEPT 18 – Ben Franklin Market City
SEPT 19 – Ben Franklin Mapunapuna
SEPT 21 – Ace Hardware Lihu`e
SEPT 22 – Ben Franklin Maui
OCT 15 – Ace Hardware Kona
OCT 16 – Ace Hardware Kamuela
OCT 17 – Ben Franklin Hilo

All times are 11AM – 1PM, EXCEPT for Kona (10AM – 12PM). For more information, visit http://benfranklinhawaii.com/ or http://acehardwarehawaii.com/

The Music of Merrie Monarch!

WEBSITE - MM15 SLIDERWe saw awesome performances from this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival. Now we want to turn up the volume on the competition and spotlight the artists that performed!

We put together a list of just some of the musical talents that were present at this year’s festivities! Go over and check it out now!

Kuana Torres Kahele performs at the Hawaii Theatre!

HAWAII THEATRE AD

Kuana Torres Kahele celebrates new music and hula at the Hawaii Theatre! He will be joined by some great musical guests, including his dear friends Maila and Kanoe Gibson! Hula will be performed by Kumu Chinky Mahoe & Halau Kawai’ili’ula and Kumu Sonny Ching and Lopaka Igarta DeVera & Halau Na Mamo O Pu’uanahulu!

Admission to the concert includes your choice of Kuana CD!

Don’t miss this very special night!

And check out Kuana’s upcoming release, Music for the Hawaiian Islands Vol.3 – PI’ILANI MAUI, available everywhere February 24, 2015!

Good Luck to all the 2014 Preliminary GRAMMY® Nominees!

We want to congratulate every Hawaiian music artists that made it to the preliminary 2014 GRAMMY® ballot! Good luck to you all! Here are the albums nominated in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category:

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ME KE ALOHA
Lito Arkangel

HU`EWA
Hu`ewa

MUSIC FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS VOL. 1 HAWAI`I KEAWE
Kuana Torres Kahele

SEEDS OF ALOHA
George Kahumoku Jr.

SWAYING SEA
Kaiholu

D-TOUR
John Keawe

HANU `A`ALA
Kamaka Kukona

I KNOW YOU BY HEART
Kupaoa

MELE`UHANE
Keikilani Lindsey

ALA IKI: THE PATH LESS TRAVELED
Kapono Na’ili’ili

NA PUA MOHALA
Kupaoa & Kaulana

PURE `UKULELE
Herb Ohta, Jr.

KANI PU KOLU
Cyril Pahinui

HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY KINGS MASTER SERIES VOL. 3
Various Artists

NAPILI
Waipuna

LEI MAILE
Mark Yamanaka

See the premiere of Pixar’s LAVA on Oahu!

o-UKU-LAVA-PIXAR-570See the premiere of Disney Pixar’s new short, LAVA, on November 7, 2014! LAVA is a musical love story between two volcanoes that spans millions of years.

The film stars Hawaiian award winning musicians, Kuana Torres Kahele as Uku and Napua Greig as Lele! The short film makes use of both of their incredible voices to tell a story for the ages!

The premiere of LAVA will feature live music, a presentation with the director and producer as they discuss the influences of Hawaii in LAVA, and finally a screening of the film!

Find out more information here!

This event is FREE and open to the public! 6PM at the IBM Building Courtyard at Ward.

Check out this radio interview of Kuana Torres Kahele discussing LAVA with Hawaiian 105 KINE:

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!

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!