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.
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....
-Hawaii Radio Icon Skylark Rossetti
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