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Waipuna

The Hawaiian word waipuna, translates into “spring water”, an essential resource for supporting life, the very definition of wealth.  Just like the refreshing spring water that continually bubbles forth from the ground, the Hawaiian music group, Waipuna, who burst upon the music scene in 2008, has sustained a steady pulse of creative energy.

With dramatic musical arrangements and progressive instrumentation, Waipunaʻs one-of-a-kind sound combines the traditional teachings of their mentors and expands the boundaries and expectations of todayʻs Hawaiian music.   The group consists of founding members Kale Hannahs and Matt Sproat, as well as David Kamakahi, who joined the group in 2011.  The eclectic collaboration of these three uniquely talented individuals not only provides for an innovative sound, but allows the group to successfully cross-over (as well as combine) various genres of music with ease.

Waipunaʻs music has been widely appreciated and enjoyed not only by the people of Hawaiʻi, but also a wide spectrum of audiences around the world.  They have provided inspirational accompaniment for hula dancers, touched hearts through their poetry and earned seven Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards (Hawaiʻiʻs version of the Grammy Awards) for their first four albums.

As full-time musicians, the trioʻs active tour schedule keeps them busy throughout the year, with shows from Japan to North America and even Europe.  Kale, Matt and David take pride in the responsibility of sharing the Hawaiian culture in their travels, and enjoy reshaping and redefining peopleʻs understanding and expectations of Hawaiian music.

“A kahe mau ka wai ola o ke ao nei…” – And thus, the living water flows on…

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2 months ago
Europe for Mauna Kea

Kū Kiaʻi Mauna! This is pretty cool, so blessed to be a part of this movement. Mahalo to all that participated in:

London, England
Glasgow, Scotland
Paris, France
Vienna, Austria
Rome, ... See more

The wave of standing together for Mauna Kea swept across the ocean, all the way from Hawai'i to Europe. We dance as one. We stand as one. Mahalo a nui loa to...

2 months ago
Lynn

Several years ago we played at the very first Kanikapila in Kailua. Looking forward to going back to see how much the event has grown. Hope to see some familiar faces today from 4-5:30 pm!!!

Itʻs time for Kanikapila in Kailua! Be sure to join us this Saturday, Sept. 21, for the multiple Nā Hōkū Award-winning group WAIPUNA (Kale Hannahs, Matt Sproat, and David Kamakahi), 4-5:30pm in ... See more

3 months ago
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Heads up Cali!!! 9/14 - CENTRAL COAST & 9/15 - SANTA CRUZ!

Info listed below. Let’s party!!!!!

Central Coast - Saturday, 9/14; 6PM - Doors Open
Hoapili Pomaika’i Aloha proudly presents the ... See more

3 months ago
ʻŌiwi TV

Kū Haʻaheo E Kuʻu Hawaiʻi. For Mauna Kea, For the Lāhui, For Hawaiʻi! #KuKiaiMauna #MaunaMajority #MaunaMele

“Kū Haʻaheo” is now available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify, as part of “Kūhaʻo Maunakea” – a compilation featuring 18 new compositions documenting the events and swell of ... See more

3 months ago
ʻŌiwi TV

Blessed to be a part of this. Blessed to be a part of the lahui. Blessed to be kanaka maoli. #KuKiaiMauna #MaunaMajority #AlohaAina #MaunaMele

“Kū Haʻaheo” is now available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify, as part of “Kūhaʻo Maunakea” – a compilation featuring 18 new compositions documenting the events and swell of ... See more

4 months ago
Matt

BAY AREA - SAN MATEO - Check out brother Matt’s beautiful handcrafted jewlery this weekend.

The Kealohi Collection will be in San Mateo this weekend. Please come by and check out my designs and also please like my Instagram and Facebook page theKealohiCollection

4 months ago
Mana Maoli

Sunday was filled with esteemed visitors, protocols and aloha galore. Mahalo to Mana Maoli for capturing this special moment of us paying tribute to #Maunakea, Poliahu and Waiau, by performing the ... See more

He nani nō ia! Kumu Hula Frank Hewett dancing to his mele, "He Aloha Waiau", performed by Waipuna Music, in front of the kūpuna tent at Maunakea.
Jam 4 Mauna Kea - Live Worldwide! #jam4maunakea ... See more

4 months ago
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Sunday - Woke up at 5am, boarded a plane with instruments and donations of 4lbs of mamaki and warm clothing, trekked up her slopes to join our lāhui at Puʻuhonua O Puʻuhuluhulu, experienced aloha, ... See more

4 months ago

This performance is to raise awareness of the different ways you can support the protectors and kiaʻi on Mauna Kea. #Maunakea #AoleTMT #KuKiaiMauna #ProtectMaunakea #WeAreMaunakea

Hawaiʻi ... See more

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