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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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3 months ago

Ua hānau ʻO Lilinoe! Mahalo nui e Kawaikapu!

Lilinoe - Single by Waipuna https://music.apple.com/us/album/lilinoe-single/1490030256

3 months ago

We are thankful & blessed to be able to share our music around the world while meeting fantastic people. Mahalo to you all and we wish you a happy & safe holiday season. #HappyThanksgiving

4 months ago

Happy birthday to Waipuna’s very own ʻukulele ninja, David Kamakahi!

4 months ago

Tsugi no... ipai tanoshii times!! Honto ni arigato Saki sama!!!

4 months ago

Here’s a little preview of our soon to be released single, composed by Kawaikapu Hewett, entitled Lilinoe...

5 months ago

OSAKA - OKAYAMA, lets party!!!!

5 months ago

Eo e Kona kai ʻŌpua i ka laʻi a me WaikOloa, Hawaiʻi Island - Hope to see you tomorrow! #EarlyInEarlyOut

5 months ago

Nihon tomodachi, malama pono, kiyotsukete onegaishimasu. We love you, be safe.

5 months ago

It’s happening.... first up, Lilinoe, composed by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett.

6 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...

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