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Palena ‘Ole 

vs. Boundless, Without Limit, Vast

Kapena has been one of Hawaii’s premier Island bands for over three decades with 30 CD’s to their credit. The group began their journey in 1985 at the Brown Bags To Stardom. When the original members disbanded in the early 2000’s, Kelly Boy introduced fans to the new generation of Kapena; a group made up of his 3 children—Kapena, Kalena and Lilo. The “momager” of the group, Leo DeLima, opens this album with a song she performed at Brown Bags To Stardom in 1980 titled Shells. A touch of old Hawai‘i breathes new life in this 10-track CD with original compositions, classic remakes, sweet melodies and enchanting lyrics. Palena ‘Ole is the legacy of this group and we invite you to share in the story and legacy of Kapena.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)

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    Lyrics: Jaymilee Paoa McElroy | Music: Kapena DeLima
    Produced and Engineered: Kapena DeLima at BuPrint Studio |
    Mastering: Ron “Ruff” Boyce
Video Credits 
    Executive Producers: Sharvis Ortega, Kalena DeLima, Leolani DeLima Special guests: Ho'okena (Chris Kamaka, Horace K. Dudoit III, Glen Smith)
    Videography: Sharvis Ortega
    Wardrobe: Kapena - Manuhealii; Ho'okena - Tori Richards
    Location: Kahaluu, Alvarado Estate

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It has been 15 years since the group Kapena has released a full-length album and there are so many people to thank. First and foremost, to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ without whom none of this would have been possible. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in completing this project. Our photographer Nicholas Lum. Our writers: Jonathan Honda, Tiana Kuni, Aunty Pua Case, Kaleonahenahe Nacapoy, Kenneth Makuakane and Jaymilee Paoa McElroy as well as Kahanuola Solatorio and Nina Ki for the translation of Pehea Lā. Our guest artists: Johnson Enos, Raul Ferrando, Ken Stacy, Louis Santos, Puka Asing, Alexis McElroy, Lopaka Colon, Rockford Holmes, Ho‘okena, Kau‘i McElroy, Ka‘ipu Baker, Ka‘iu Baker and Abigail Wright. Mahalo to Nainoa Thompson, Kathy Muneno, Na‘alehu Anthony, Sonja Swenson Rogers and everyone affiliated with ‘Ōiwi TV and the Polynesian Voyaging Society for your inspiration, support and love. Mahalo to Ron “Ruff” Boyce for mastering this project and our audio engineer, Kapena DeLima, from BuPrint Studio. Lastly, mahalo to our beloved kūpuna: Charlene Naipo, George Naipo, Myrna DeLima and Duffy DeLima for inspiring this album and our lives.

A legacy is not about leaving something for people,
it’s about leaving
something in people. Thank you to everyone who
has inspired our music and our passion to bring joy to those who hear it.
You have left a footprint on our hearts that has no boundaries.

Me ke aloha pau ‘ole a me ka mahalo palena ‘ole.