All Kahulanui shows have been suspended due to Covid19
until further notice...
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Throughout Hawaii in the 1920s and 1930s, one could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be jumping. Kahulanui borrowed from these influences and performs classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style making Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive in Hawaii today.
Kahulanui (The Big Dance) is an inspiration passed down for three generations from Grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo, to Dad Rodgers L.L. Naipo Sr., to Grandson and Kahulanui band leader, Lolena Naipo, Jr.
Lolena remembers stories of his Grandfather who was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band during an era when horns and drums were a big part of Hawaiian music.
"Kahulanui?s execution of big-band stylings evokes an era of smoke-filled bars alive with lindyhopping dancers. Underlying this contemporary take on vintage music, moreover, is a cultural cohesiveness of enacting ku'i of joining old and new. Like, awesome!"
Amy Stillman~ Educator, author, haku mele, GRAMMY Award-winning producer . . .