Kahulanui (The Big Dance) is an inspiration passed down three generations from
Grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo, to Dad Rodgers L.L. Naipo Sr., to
Grandson and Kahulanui band leader, Lolena Naipo, Jr. Lolena remembers
stories of his Grandfather who was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band
during an era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music. “Throughout Hawai‘i in the 1920s and 1930s, one
could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be
jumping. Kahulanui borrowed from these influences and performs classic
Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style making Hawaiian Swing vibrant and
alive in Hawai‘i today.
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A big Mahalo to all of our family, friends and fans... We appreciate the huge support you have given us as we made our way to the Grammys 2014 being nominated was such an honor and it was an experience we will never forget!
Grammy nominated & 3 Time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Nominee
"Hawaiian swing at its finest...." one of the most innovative releases to come out of the islands." - Skylark Ros-Hawaii Radio Icon Skylark Rossetti
Check our events calendar for upcoming show dates Hope to see you all there! Aloha