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Kalani Pe‘a

Island Contemporary
Cover Photo: Antonio Agosto
Photo: American Songbook, Lincoln Center

Kalani Pe‘a


THREE-Time GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER – Regional Roots – 2022, 2019, 2017
5-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-Winner, including Male Vocalist of the Year in 2022

“Gifted with a gorgeous voice and a flair for composing resonant Hawaiian songs, his debut album established him as a major, innovative figure in contemporary Hawaiian music.” – Maui News

Kalani Pe ‘a holds an important place in the history of Hawaiian music… [His] third album…displays the depth and brea of his talent as a vocalist and songwriter in vivid style. — Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“One of Hawai’i’s brightest new stars…His soulful voice showcases his many influences from classical, R&B, and soul, but his ʻike (Hawaiian knowledge) and love for our culture keeps it right where it needs to be” — Jaz Kaiwikoʻo, producer and radio personality

Kalani Pe’a is a charismatic performer with a gorgeous voice, powerful presence, and captivating style not-to-be-missed. His most recent release Kau Ka Pe’a garnered his 3rd Grammy win in Regional Roots, and in Hawai’i, won him Na Hoku awards for Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year for 2022. 

He took home his 2nd Grammy Award in 2019 for his second CD No ‘Ane’i [We Belong Here], a release that hit the top of the iTunes and Billboard’s World Music Charts. His debut album E Walea won him his first Grammy® Award for “Best Regional Roots Music Album” in 2017, also winning the Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy) for Best Hawaiian Contemporary Album, making Hawaiian music history as the only album to win both a Grammy and Na Hoku. E Walea also hit the top of the iTunes and Billboard World Music Charts. Most recently his Purple Hawaiian Christmas release won the Na Hoku Award for Best Contemporary Album in 2023. He now has 5 Na Hoku awards to his name. He was honored by the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives with an official proclamation in 2017: “It is vital that Native Hawaiian culture and the arts be perpetuated for future generations: Kalani Pe’a is a tourchbearer.”

Kalani Pe’a made his New York debut to a sold-out audience in 2020, the first Hawaiian artist to perform in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook. The year prior, he made his debut at the prestigious Merrie Monarch hula competition, singing one of his original songs for the hula group that went on to win the top honor. He is honored to be a WAA (Western Arts Alliance) Native Launchpad Artist, a program that aims to further the careers of U.S.-based indigenous artists. In May 2021, Kalani was selected as a featured artist for Spotify and Amazon Music campaigns during AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) month, gracing billboards on over 120 transit shelters in New York and San Francisco, and was nominated for Folk Alliance International Artist of the Year in 2022.

Self-described as “Hawaiian contemporary soul”, Kalani Pe‘a was awarded a prestigious Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship in 2018 and named an Artist in Business Leadership Fellow 2019 by the First Peoples Fund. With his passion for perpetuating Hawaiian language and culture, his music features his original and classic Hawaiian songs alongside his affectionate bilingual (Hawaiian/English) arrangements of his R&B favorites – a nod to the western music he grew up with.

Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas
Celebrating good cheer with traditional, Hawaiian, and original songs of the season
Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas show is a celebration of the warmth and special “aloha” of the Holiday Season, sharing much-loved songs from both western and Hawaiian roots. His Christmas Single earned him a Na Hoku award in 2021, and he released his first Christmas CD, Purple Hawaiian Christmas, in 2022 in time for the holiday season, winning him the 2023 Na Hoku Award for Contemporary Album of the Year.

“Peʻa totally commits himself to every song and is able to deliver with much passion using his wide vocal range”, noted Kalani’s award-winning record producer Dave Tucciarone.

TOURS with 3-pc band (guitar, bass, drumkit)  

Tour Schedule




Sat May 4, 2024 – Hawaii Theatre Center, Honolulu HI
May Day is Lei Day
7:00 PM
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Past Tour Dates


Thurs Mar 14, 2024 – Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno NV

Fri, Jan 12, 2024 – APAP Showcase, Hilton Midtown, New York NY


Sun Dec 10, 2023, The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui, HI
Guest Artist with the Maui Pops Orchestra

Sat Dec 16, 2023, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea HI

Sat Dec 23, 2023, Hawai’i Theatre Center, Honolulu HI

Fri Dec 1, 2023, Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton OR

Sat Dec 2, 2023 – Water Street Plaza Amphitheatre, Henderson NV

Tue Dec 5, 2023, The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, Orem UT

Wed, Oct 11, 2023, Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland WA

Fri Oct 13, 2023, The Barclay (Irvine Barclay Theatre), Irvine CA

Sat Oct 14, 2023, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA

Sat, Aug 5, 2023, Makapu’u Twilight Concert, Waimanalo HI

Fri, Feb 3, 2023 – University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

Wed, Feb 8, 2023 – Heard Museum, Libby Amphitheatre, Phoenix AZ, 

Fri, Feb 10, 2023, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 – Guest Artist, Maui Pops Orchestra, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului HI

Sun April 30, 2023 – Lei Day Show, Hawai’i Theatre Center, Honolulu HI

Thurs, Dec 1, 2022 – Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds WA
Fri, Dec 2, 2022 – Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton OR
Sun, Dec 4, 2022 – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
Fri Dec 23, 2022 – Hawaii Theatre Center, Honolulu HI
Sun, May 1, 2022 – Hawai’i Theatre Center, Honolulu HI, Lei Day Show
Sun Jan 23, 2022  Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV (2 shows)

Sun, May 2, 2021, Hawai’i Theatre Center, Honolulu HI –rescheduled from May 2020,  Lei Day Show

Fri, Jan 31, 2020, Discovery Theatre, Anchorage AK, Presented by Anchorage Concert Association
Tues, Feb 25, 2020, Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis MN
Thurs, Feb 27, 2020, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Presents, The Appel Room, New York NY

Thurs, Nov 14, 2019, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, The Sofia, Sacramento CA, Presented by SBL Entertainment
Sun, Nov 17, 2019, The Triple Door, Seattle WA
Thurs, Nov 21, 2019, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction CO
Sat, Nov 23, 2019, Daniels Hall, Denver CO, Presented by Swallow Hill Music
Fri, May 3, 2019, Hawai’i Theatre Center, Honolulu HI
Fri, Jan 25, 2019, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR
Sat, Jan 26, 2019, The John G Shedd Institute, Eugene OR
Tues, Jan 29, 2019, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
Wed, Jan 30, 2019, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CA
Sat, Feb 2, 2019, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ, Presented by Greenhouse Productions
Wed, Feb 6, 2019, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
Fri, Feb 8, 2019, Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine CA

Thurs, Mar 2, The John G Shedd Institute, Eugene, OR
Sat, Mar 24, The Sofia Theater, Sacramento, CA
Sun, Mar 25, Flynn’s Caberet and Steakhouse, Felton, CA
Wed, Mar 28, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
Sun, Apr 8, Blue Note Hawai’I, Honolulu, HI
Fri, Nov 9, Blue Note Hawai’i, Honolulu HI


Kalani Pe’a WAA/AMW Showcase Mini-performance

E Na Kini

Program: Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Music Video: Ke ʻAʻa O Nā Lani