Photo: Eric Morgensen
Three of Hawai‘i’s leading award-winning performers — 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, performed with soaring vocals, island harmonies and a folk vibe, along with an easy-going charisma and witty banter, and featuring original songs inspired by diverse musical styles. Kulaiwi means “land of my ancestors”; their Hawaiian and folk-inflected songs pair Lehua’s soaring vocals with Shawn’s harmonies and guitar riffs, and Kawika’s soulful voice and slack key guitar stylings, as they share their prodigious talents as lyricists and composers.
Accompanied by award-winning hula dancer Pono Fernandez, they create an evening that represents Hawai‘I today, while remaining mindful of their deep emotional connection to their roots.
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