The Story of Kapena

November 10, 2017 | We had our CD release concert at The Hawaii Theatre and we titled it “The Story of Kapena”. We are always asked what happened to the two tongan brothers, Tiva & Timo who were the original members of the group Kapena with our dad Kelly Boy … Read More

Palena ‘Ole

We are over the moon and so very happy to announce the release of our brand new album “Palena ‘Ole”! It has been YEARS since the group Kapena released a full-length album and we have been working so hard on this CD for over two years. It has been a … Read More

Filming “When I Come Home”

We are so excited about the release of our brand new album “Palena ‘Ole”. In early September 2017, we were honored to have the ladies of Halau Hula Olana under the direction of Shelsea Ai Apana be a part of a music video for one of the tracks on our … Read More

Lilo DeLima: Proudly Sponsored by Kala U-Bass

We love performing as a family! It gives us the chance to watch each other shine and appreciate the ways in which each member of the group shares their special gifts with the world. Lilo DeLima, our bass phenom has been recognized throughout Hawai’i as one of the best bass players … Read More

The Bash is Back 2017!

Wow! What a weekend. For those of who don’t know, this past Saturday (April 1, 2017) was the return of The Birthday Bash. KCCN FM 100 is one of the most popular Island Radio stations in Hawaii. They play local island music and have supported local artists for the past … Read More

NAMM 2017

In January 2017, we were asked to perform on the main stage at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, California. For those who have never heard of NAMM, it’s kind of like the biggest and best musician’s toy store! Everyone in the industry comes to this event … Read More

New Music Alert: Hōkūleʻa Mālama Honua

100% of the proceeds for this song will go to help fund the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Earlier this year, Hōkūleʻa made her way to New York City. There’s an image of Hōkūleʻa with the New York Skyline and The Statue of Liberty as her backdrop. The breathtaking view inspired the … Read More

Help Reforest Hawaiʻi

A few weeks ago we were given the privilege of visiting Nani Ekolu, a ranch that sits on 118 acres of land around Kona. Our dear friends, Joe and Kristin Souza bought this property in an effort to help reforest our Native Hawaiian Forests. Kristin Souza recently started a non- … Read More

Meet Our Engineer

Kapena “Pena Bu” DeLima is the owner of Bu Print Studio in Waipio, Oahu, Hawaii. He has been a member of the group Kapena for over 17 years. He began as the group’s keyboardist at only 11 years old and is now the drummer and musical director. In 2009, Kapena graduated from Ex’pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, California … Read More

The Last Original Kapena song by Kapena DeLima

The Last Original Kapena Song “Til The Sun Comes Up” When we first started talking about doing a 30–year celebration for the original members of Kapena, we thought it would be nice to end the journey with one last, original Kapena song. We asked a close family friend, Bo Napoleon, … Read More