On Tour 2017

Kahulanui (The Big Dance) is an inspiration passed down 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 part of Hawaiian music.
“Throughout Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i today.

The Legacy of Music

Coming soon 2017

Limited Edition Pre-Sale for purchase Here

For people who purchased

a Pre-Sale at one of our shows

Enter here to redeem your full length album

"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~

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Mahalo to everyone who supported us on our  2017 September tour!

We enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you and sharing our music and culture. 

Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of you who have been affected by the fires in Oregon and California...

as well as to all of the people and animals ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida.

In times like these it is so important that we remember to be kind and to be

helpful in whatever way we can for those in need.  

We decided to offer a signed limited edition pre-sale online for those of you who would like to

preview our new music before it is released in November.   ENTER HERE FOR MORE INFO  

10% of the proceeds from these sales will be given to local orginizations that are on the ground helping

to restore the communities that have been devastated by these disasters.

Aloha & Mahalo! Kahulanui

When not on tour you can find the "Core Four" of Kahulanui Fridays at the Napua Restaraunt

on the Big Island of Hawaii 5:30-8:30pm call ahead 1-808-885-5910 or visit their website for more info