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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

WOW!! Mahalo for including Waipuna in the top 10!
FINAL ROUND of voting for the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards’ FAVORITE ENTERTAINER starts now!!


3 months ago
Voting to begin for Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Ho'omaika'i ia kakou 'apau! Congrats to everyone!


Voting is done by the academy members and will begin on Saturday.

3 months ago
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The 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards are coming up on May 25th and one of the featured categories is the “FAVORITE ENTERTAINER” award, which is open to the general public to vote. We are humbled ... See more

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3 months ago
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Nagoya oishii everytime! Arigato Ogos onoloa and Yonnezawa!

Mahalo Kansai and Nagoya for a tanoshii tour! Taksan tanoshi times! Minasama, honto ni arigato gozaimasu! TSUGI wa... moto tanoshi ... See more

3 months ago
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Yonnezawa 10th Osaka Hawaiian Fest!!! Ichigo! Sanshin! Shinkansen bento! Show 5 of 6 PAU! AZASU!!!!

3 months ago

Awaji Shima Hoʻike, 22 songs, otsukaresamadeshita! Mahalo nui, Kumiko sensei and Wilileipua Kumiko Hula Studio!

3 months ago
Hawaiian Music Live

Sending our aloha out to the Rossetti ʻohana. Fly with angels, Skylark. Love you always. Mahalo for everything that you’ve done for Hawaiʻi.

It Saddens us to report the passing
Of Honolulu Skylark Rossetti. Sending Love and Aloha❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻

4 months ago

ZENBE, NARA = DAISUKE!!!! Sugoi tanoshii! Mahalo!

4 months ago

Kobe otsukaresamadeshita!! Tanoshikata! Mahalo gozaimasu!!

4 months ago

Arigato Hiroshima! Tsugi no, KOBE!!!!

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