awaiian heritage is thriving, and Waipuna reflects both the traditions passed forward from the previous generations and the transformations that keep culture alive for the generations to come.After the release of their critically acclaimed first album Mana 'o Pili in 2009, Kale and Matt, then a duo, began touring throughout Hawaiʻi, and select venues in the continental US and Japan. David joined them on their sophomore release E Ho'i Mai, a collection of songs that pay tribute to their roots and recognizes the people who have helped guide them, The band officially became a trio by the time they reached the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award ceremony in 2013.
Kale Hannahs is a veteran of the music scene, earning a reputation as a steady bass player and vocalist. His major in Hawaiian Studies finds voice in his songs. He has played and recorded with many of Hawai'i's talented musicians and was a founding member of the award winning group 'Ale'a.
Matthew Kawaiola Sproat was born and raised on O‘ahu, but is from the famous Sproat family from the Big Island. In 2003 Matt won the Big Island falsetto competition, and has both studied and performed with some of the best musicians in Hawaii.
David Kamakahi, whose renowned father Dennis Kamakahi was one of Hawaii’s most prolific songwriters, started playing ‘ukulele at the age of 15, studying the greats, such as ukulele master and mentor Eddie Kamae. His clear natural talent shines through in his exceptionally clean technique and exhilarating playing.
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