Kahulanui’s execution of big-band stylings evokes an era of smoke-filled
bars alive with lindy-hopping 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 Ku‘uleialoha Stillman, "Hawaiian Music for Listening Pleasure."
Band leader Lolena Naipo, Jr.
goes back to his roots with Kahulanui in this debut release. Inspired
by his grandfather, a member of the Royal Hawaiian band during the swing
era of the 20s and 30s, Kahulanui gets the house jumping again.
Hawaiian music like you've never heard it. (Vocals in Hawaiian).
GRAMMY NOMINATED & Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award nominee
1. Ku'u Home I Waimanalo
2. Na Papa He'e Nalu
3. Noho Paipai / Ta Ha Ua La
5. Kalena Kai
6. Hula Ku'i
7. Na Ka Pueo
8. Papalina Lahilahi
9. Ka Mea U'i
10. Nani Waimea /Nani Wai'ale'ale
11. Not Pau