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 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Audio Engineering; he is now the owner, head engineer and producer at Bu Print Studio. In May 2013, Kapena won his first Na Hoku Hanohano award for “Engineer of the Year” and in May 2014, Kapena took home his second Na Hoku Hanohano award for “Contemporary Album of the Year” for his first solo CD titled “Cast Your Cares”. Kapena is one of the most sought after Studio Engineers and musicians in the Islands. He has produced and recorded artists like The Green, Anuhea, Kimie, Bo Napoleon, Eli Mac, The Vitals, The JWP, Kolohe Kai, The Original Kapena, Josh Tatofi, Jah Maoli and many more.

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