On Tour 2017


Sept. 2.2017

Tuolumne, CA

Strawberry Music Festival 

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.

Berkeley, CA

Freight & Salvage 

Felton, CA

San Jose, CA

Don Quixote's Music Hall

Dakine Island Grill

Portland, Or

Music on the Main

Sisters, Or

Sisters Folk Festival

The Legacy of Music

Coming soon 2017

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"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~

Sept. 3.2017

Sept. 4.2017

Sept. 5.2017

Sept. 6.2017


Fridays at Napua Restaraunt on the Big Island 5:30-8:30pm when not on tour. Call ahead or  Visit website

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