SOUNDS OF HAWAI‘I
Let these albums set the soundtrack for all your island adventures.
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.”