Bumbye, the long-awaited 3rd album from multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning duet, Kūpaoa. Bumbye is the duo's best collection of songs yet! The husband/wife team has been praised by critics for their close harmonies, two beautiful voices and clean acoustic arrangements. The eclectic assortment includes old favorites like Hawaiian Soul, Sweet By and By, and Sonny and Cher's I Got You Babe, as well as 9 original songs. The title track, Bumbye, written by multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning songwriter, Puakea Nogelmeier and featuring legendary songstress, Kuʻuipo Kumukahi, highlights the pair's playful side and their growing musical synergy.
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.
Kupaoa - a permeating fragrance that infuses the heart. Nearly 10 years ago, Hawaiian music’s only married duet chose that name, hoping their music would similarly imbue the hearts of listeners everywhere. The metaphor proved an apt one, as their music has indeed lingered with a growing local and international fan base. The award-winning duo released full-length albums worldwide in 2008, 2010 and March of 2013, each of them building on the prior release and together producing an anthology of unique acoustic arrangements and memorable original compositions.
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.