Kupa`āina: The Band
Eia Hawai`i kuauli o makou e noho paha i ke kulaiwi.
From Waianae to Kahalu`u, from the island of Kaua`i to the Kingdom of
Tonga, from roots deep in the `aina to seeds newly planted by
immigrants, Kupa`āina has a deep reverence for the land of Hawai`i and a global ancestral
heritage. Six or seven or eight local guys who love the traditional Hawaiian sound drink
deep from a calabash of cultures and influences.
Since 2000, Kupa`āina has played hundreds of gigs, throughout Hawai`i, , with repeat performances at Ka Moloka`i
Makahiki, Windward `Oahu Ho`olaulea, and the annual Kava Festival, events supporting organizations
such as Aloha United Way, KEY Project, Punana Leo o Kawaiaha`o, Na Lei
Na`auao: the Native Hawaiian Charter School Alliance, Halau Ku Mana, Hui
Malama, and the Bishop Museum, as well as local clubs, coffee shops, festivals, and
Hawai`i’s underground luau circuit.
More about the members of the band.
Kupa`āina performs Eo Mano Maoli at the 2006 Windward Ho`olaule`a.