“Displays the art of Hawaiian poetry in song” – KKCR
The Hawaiian word waipuna translates into “spring water,” an essential resource for supporting life. Similarly, the Hawaiian music group, Waipuna, who burst upon the music scene in 2008, has sustained a steady pulse of creative energy, connecting to ancestors while striving to nurture generations to come.
The band is an exciting collaboration of three talented individuals: David Kamakahi, Kale Hannahs, and Matthew Sproat, each from celebrated Hawaiian musical families. One critic has dubbed their distinctive sound “neo-traditionalist” – authentic roots with a contemporary energy, sensibility, and joy. Performing together for over a decade, Waipuna is at the forefront of Hawaiian contemporary music, with seven Na Hōkū Awards to their name.
For this performance, the group will also be joined by hula performers from Kuhai Halau O Mehana Pa 'Olapa Kahiko.