Kalapana is an iconic Hawaiian band that has been captivating music lovers since its inception in 1973. Led by Paulo, the group released their self-titled debut album in 1975, which was a great success in Hawaii and Japan. The domestic version of the album contained eight tracks, while the Japanese version was a two-disc set with a total of 22 tracks, including orchestral music composed by David Wheatley. In 1997, Kalapana released the Hawaiian version of Captain Santa Island Music with notes from international radio DJ Kamasami Kong. This year, Paulo will bring his musical family to Hawk Ranch in Murrieta, where he will perform with Kalapana. The pop-up window features an installation of original Kalapana memorabilia sent by friends and family for viewing, and will also include a new special edition of Kalapana items for purchase.
Aloha Got Soul is celebrating with the release of its third and final installment of reissued Kalapana music on vinyl in the form of a box. Kalapana's music is characterized by its unique blend of traditional Hawaiian instruments and modern rock elements. The band's lineup includes Jackie Kelso on sax and flute, Bill Perry on bass and Larry Brown on drums. Other instruments used in their music include ukulele, steel guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, and percussion. Kalapana's music has been described as a mix of traditional Hawaiian sounds with modern rock elements. It has been praised for its distinctive sound and for its ability to capture the spirit of Hawaii.
The band has been credited with helping to revive traditional Hawaiian music and introducing it to a new generation of listeners. Kalapana's music has been featured in films, television shows, and commercials. It has also been used as background music for video games and other media. The band has toured extensively throughout Hawaii and Japan, as well as performing at festivals around the world. Kalapana's music is an important part of Hawaiian culture and history. It is a reminder of the beauty and spirit of Hawaii that can be found in its people and its music.
Kalapana's music is sure to continue to inspire generations to come.