Henry Kapono

“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.”
Laid-back island rock

Kalani Pe‘a

Regional Roots Grammy
“…a gorgeous voice major, innovative figure in contemporary Hawaiian music.”—Maui News
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Makana

“…a textbook illustration of slack-key style…dazzling.” NY Times
“impressive stage presence and jewel box precision… a master, for certain…with sizzling showmanship.” -Honolulu Advertiser

Nathan Aweau

“on electric bass and acoustic guitar,… advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless” –NY Times

Paula Fuga

“…an uncommonly gorgeous voice and holds notes that wrap around a listener like a mother’s embrace.” — Variety

Shawn and Lehua

Hawaiian musicians, singers/songwriters have joined forces to create the next wave of Hawaiian folk-inflected original songs
Lehua Kalima: Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Island Contemporary

Island Contemporary

Laid-back island rock, folk-tinged melodies, reggae- and R&B-inspired rhythms create the Hawaiian sounds of today

Shawn and Lehua

Hawaiian musicians, singers/songwriters have joined forces to create the next wave of Hawaiian folk-inflected original songs
Lehua Kalima: Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

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AWARD-WINNING PERFORMERS FROM HAWAI‘I AND THE PACIFIC