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.