Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 7:00pm
“Waipuna … honors the Hawaiian language and displays the art of Hawaiian poetry in song.”
– KKCR FM
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Waipuna’s bold new sound is an exciting collaboration of three talented individuals from celebrated Hawaiian musical families. The performers’ eclectic musical backgrounds yet similar tastes in music have led to their unique sound that one critic dubbed as “authentic roots with a contemporary energy, sensibility and joy.” Winners of multiple Na Hoku Awards for Hawaiian music, Waipuna brings a fresh and contemporary energy to Hawaiian classics and the Island sound, preserving tradition while moving it into the 21st century.
The dancers of local hālau hula NĀ MELE O KE KAI, directed by Kumu Hula Sylvia Ke’alalaua’eokalani Hambly will be performing with WAIPUNA.
“The symphonic blends of Waipuna … are so melodic, they sooth the soul!” – Hawaiian 105 KINE Radio
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