The overriding quality of HAPA's music is one of beauty and serenity. Lehua Nani-Kalima, from Na Leo Pilmehana will perform with HAPA along with Shawn Pimental and hula dancer Pono Fenandez with Halau Ke 'A'ali'i Makani (who won the Merrie Monarch hula competition a few years ago).
Lehua Kalima has been performing for over 30 years. With her roots in Hawaiian music and her passion in folk and pop, Kalima has penned and recorded over 35 songs both with Na Leo Pilimehana and as a solo artist. She has also recorded with such Hawaii notables as Kealii Reichel, Willie K, HAPA and many more. She continues to perform today with Na Leo Pilimehana and also with Shawn Pimental as a duo.
Shawn Kekoa Pimental is a 5-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and GRAMMY nominated music producer and artist. He has produced records for Kealii Reichel, Lehua Kalima, Na Palapalai, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, Na Leo Pilimehana, Kainani Kahaunaele, Justin Young, Chad Takatsugi, Three Plus, Rebel Souljahz and many more. Shawn has also composed and produced music for Mike Post, Disney and other award-winning shows. He has also toured the world as a musical director and band member for many other artists, sharing the stage with Janet Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, America and Jack Johnson.
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