SOUNDS OF HAWAI‘I

Let these al­bums set the sound­track for all your is­land ad­ven­tures.

Kahala Life - - CULTURE CLUB -

KAPENA – PALENA OLE

The new­est al­bum from the ven­er­a­ble is­land band that jump­started the Jawai­ian mu­sic genre more than 30 years ago was awarded Al­bum of the Year at the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The new it­er­a­tion of Kapena—made up of orig­i­nal mem­ber Kelly Boy and his three chil­dren Kapena, Kalena and Lilo—also won the award for Group of the Year. Palena Ole fea­tures songs such as “When I Come Home,” “Co­quette” and “Kauai Med­ley.”

LAN­DON MCNA­MARA – A DOL­LAR SHORT & A MINUTE LATE

The de­but al­bum from big wave surfer Lan­don McNa­mara topped the iTunes, Hawai‘i Ra­dio and Reg­gae Bill­board charts. In ad­di­tion to the ti­tle song, stand­out tunes in­clude “Deep Water,” “Jam With You” and “The Late Ones.”

KALANI PE‘A – NO ‘ANE‘I

Pe‘a fol­lowed up his tri­umphant Grammy-win­ning de­but with a sec­ond Grammy-winng al­bum, E Walea, No ‘Ane‘i (We Be­long Here). It of­fers up eight orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions that the singer-song­writer wrote or co-wrote. The al­bum—that fea­tures Amy Hana­iali‘i Gil­liom, Wil­lie K, Imua Garza, Ho‘okena, Moon Kauakahi and Aaron Sal, among oth­ers—fo­cuses on the se­cur­ing the foun­da­tion of Hawai­ian cul­ture and the preser­va­tion of Hawai­ian iden­tity and val­ues. Pe‘a's ver­sa­til­ity shines with a range that in­cludes “Pa‘a Mau,” “Hilo March” and “Su­per­star.”

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