Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe‘a hails from Maui.
And the Grammy goes to ... Maui’s own Kalani Pe‘a. Winning this year’s coveted award in the Regional Roots Album category, Pe’a’s 2016 debut album, “E Walea,” features seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite cover songs. The well-received CD shot up to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes world-music charts and climbed to No. 12 over on Billboard’s World chart. For upcoming live performances around the island, visit