Waipuna is an exciting collaboration
of two talented individuals, Kale Hannahs
. Their eclectic musical backgrounds and similar taste in music has led to the development of a unique sound that draws comparisons to their name, Waipuna, or spring water. After the release of their critically acclaimed first album, Manaʻo Pili,
in November of 2009, the duo has been blessed with the opportunity to share their music with Hawaiʻi, the continental US and Japan. Kale
invite audiences and fans to return with the release of E Hoʻi Mai,
a collection of songs that pay tribute to where they have come from, recognize the people that have helped to guide them, and provide a glimpse as to where their music will lead them. Like the fresh water from the mountain spring that travels downstream bringing life to the loʻi (taro fields), Waipunaʻs music will rejuvenate your senses and encourage personal growth by providing a melodic serving of music for the mind.
Kale Hannahs is a 1996 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, and a 2002 graduate of the University of Hawai'i, having majored in Hawaiian Studies with
an emphasis in history. At the age of 30, he's considered a veteran of the music scene, earning a reputation as a steady bass player and vocalist. Kale has played and recorded with many of Hawai'i's talented musicians and was a founding member of the award winning group 'Ale'a.
Matthew Kawaiola Sproat
was born and raised in Hau'ula, Oahu, but is from the famous Sproat family from North Kohala on the Big Island. In 2003 Matt won the Big Island falsetto competition. He has both studied and performed with some of the best musicians Hawaii has to offer and for the last fifteen years, Matt has dedicated himself to mastering his craft.
Waipuna – spring water –
conjures inviting and powerful images:
water gurgling forth as a treasured resource,
a force that reaches out to the horizons with its life–giving flow,
a connection to ancestors nurturing the generations to come.