E Mau Ke Aloha (2014)
Winner! Na Hoku Hanohano Award
Dedicated to the memories of one of Hawai‘i’s greatest songwriters Rev Dennis Kamakahi and musician Chino Montero, the men of Waipuna have recorded a collage of songs that share aloha (love) through recollections and relationships they hold dear – to the land and to nature, to family, mentors, and soul mates.
Winner! Two Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards: EP Release of the Year, Instrumental Composition (Napili Bay by David Kamakahi & Herb Ohta Jr.)
Translated as “multiple bindings”, Nāpili reflects the hand-woven net used for carrying a calabash. With each knot in the net representing individuals and generations that are connected to the next, they work together to support, protect and carry the calabash of Hawaiian knowledge. This album embodies Waipuna’s commitment to continuing the legacy and responsibility that has been handed to them by their mentors
Merry Christmas Darling (single) (2012)
Winner! Song of the Year, Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 2013
Waipuna weighs in with a light-hearted celebration of the Christmas season.
E Hoʻi Mai (2011)
Winner! Three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 2012
Waipuna’s intimate showcase of relationships and landscapes that have highlighted their journeys and shaped their character. It is said that when the world out there gets difficult, we can seek relief in music that reflects on cherished mementos of people and places that have enriched our lives. Included are selections from the songbook of Hawaiian classics that Kale and Matt have enjoyed since childhood.
Mana‘o Pili (2009)
Waipuna -- spring water -- features Kale Hannahs (formerly with the Na Hoku award-winning group `Ale`a), and Matthew Sproat, 2003 Big Island falsetto competition winner, with a debut CD showcasing their versatility and range. Noted a critic, “Waipuna may be a new group, but there’s no shortage of experience on this CD.” The CD includes a roster of local heavy hitters, including John Cruz, Chino Montero and Aaron J. Salā. “All that talent pays off; this is a seriously entertaining debut, with consistently strong performances. “
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