Individually, these three artists have a number of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards between them. Lehua Kalima is one-third of Hawai‘i's beloved Nā Leo Pilimehana. Shawn Pimental is a Grammy nominated producer, and he and Kawika Kahiapo have performed with countless island and national favorites. Kulāiwi just recently received the honors of the 2022 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Album of the Year Award, Hawaiian Album of the Year Award, Group of the Year Award, and Hawaiian Engineering Award of the Year. Together, the synergy they create is both heard and felt by their audiences. 

Kulāiwi means “land of my ancestors.” With soaring vocals, island harmonies and a folk vibe, along with an easy-going charisma and witty banter, they are committed to telling the stories of Hawai’i – the land and the people – from their Indigenous points-of-view. Their prodigious talents as lyricists and composers create music imbued with Hawaiian values and ways of seeing and living in the world. Both their original songs and their selections of Hawaiian classics are inspired by diverse musical styles and reflect their passionate commitment to their islands.

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Three of Hawai‘i’s leading award-winning performers and musicians -- Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo), Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo have joined forces to create music that springs from their Native Hawaiian roots. Kulaiwi means “land of my ancestors”. With soaring vocals, breathtaking island harmonies, and a folk vibe, along with easy-going charisma and witty charm, their captivating performances reflect their passionate commitment to their islands. On display are their prodigious talents as lyricists and composers, creating music imbued with Hawaiian values and ways of being in the world, while drawing inspiration from diverse musical styles. Most recently, their release Native Lands garnered multiple awards at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawai‘i’s Grammy), including Album of the Year and the coveted Group of the Year. Accompanied by award-winning hula dancer Pono Fernandez, they create an evening of deep emotional connections to their roots as they celebrate Hawai‘i today.

Tickets $39 - $52


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Mango Street Grill, 130 Mango Street, Wahiawa

Join us in historic Wahiawa town for a fun evening! $30 pre-sale reservations; $35 at the door. Doors open at 5 pm Show starts at 6 pm. Call 808-627-5451 to make reservations. Visit CENTRALOAHUEVENTCENTER.COM for more info!

A Hawaiian Night with Kulāiwi - Plumeria beach Cafe

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The Kahala Hotel and Resort - Plumeria Beach Cafe, 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu

Join Kulāiwi at a special Hawaiian music series performance at the Plumeria Beach Cafe and enjoy the ambiance and exquisite buffet menu at the Plumeria Beach House Restaurant. Reservations can be made on the Kahala Resort website or on Open Table website



Blue Note Napa

Kulāiwi comes to Napa Valley! We're so excited to share music from our Nā Hōkū Hanohano award nominated album along with some of our other favorites of Hawai‘i, spreading the message of aloha ‘āina near and far.