Kulaiwi - Native Lands

Island Contemporary

Kulaiwi - Native Lands

Photo Dancer: Eric Morgensen

Kulaiwi – Native Lands

Three of Hawai‘i’s leading award-winning performers and musicians —  Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo), Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo have joined forces!  Hawaiian musicians, singers, songwriters, entertainers, they have formed Kulaiwi to create music that springs from their Native Hawaiian roots.

Kulāiwi means “land of my ancestors”. With soaring vocals, island harmonies and a folk vibe, along with an easy-going charisma and witty banter, they are committed to telling the stories of Hawai’i – the land and the people – from the indigenous point-of-view. Their prodigious talents as lyricists and composers create music imbued with Hawaiian values and ways of seeing and living in the world. Both their original songs and their selections of Hawaiian classics are inspired by diverse musical styles and reflect their passionate commitment to their islands. 

Accompanied by award-winning hula dancer Pono Fernandez, who is also an educator and ethnomusicologist, they create an evening that represents Hawai‘i today, while remaining mindful of their deep emotional connections to their roots. 

New CD will launch on upcoming September 2021 tour, general release Sep 28, 2021. To purchase: kulaiwimusic@gmail.com

Tour Schedule


Thu Sep 16  Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
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Fri Sep 17  Club Fox, Redwood City CA
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Sat Sep 18  Freight & Salvage, Berkeley CA
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Sun Sep 19  Myron’s Cabaret Jazz, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV
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Tue Sep 21  Alberta Rose, Portland OR
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Thu Sep 23  The Triple Door, Seattle WA
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Fri Jan 21  Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine CA


Additional dates pending


Past Tours Dates



E Lili’u E with Hula (cue to 2:00)

Ku’u Lei Pua Kenikeni with Hula (cue to 1:05)

Eo Ku Kia’i Mauna