Maui Arts & Entertainment

‘Ohana DeLima Performs at Baldwin Home Museum, Dec. 19

December 19, 2019, 6:12 AM HST
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The ʻOhana DeLima is the featured entertainment at tonight’s (Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.) free Hawaiian Music Series, to be held on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets in Lahaina.

Photo: Kalenaku DeLima, Kapena DeLima, and Leolani “Lilo” Tuala

Now, in its 11th consecutive year, the monthly Hawaiian Music Series offers the public a way to spend a warm evening in Lahaina.

ʻOhana DeLima features: Kalenaku DeLima, Kapena DeLima, and Leolani “Lilio” Tuala. The trio are members of the band Kapena and are the children of Kapena’s founder, Kelly Boy DeLima.

In 2017, the group Kapena released their first full length family album titled “Palena ‘Ole”. That release earned the band four Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including Album Of The Year and Group Of The Year.

Since 2006, Kalenaku DeLima has been the keyboardist and vocalist in the group Kapena. She has held the lead female vocalist role in the Disney Aulani’s nighttime show called the “Aulani Starlit Hui” since the opening of the hotel in 2011 and now performs nightly in the new Disney Lūʻau show called “Ka Waʻa. Kalenaku released her first Island Reggae single entitled, “Hideaway” in 2010 and with that release she earned her first Nā Hōkū Hanohano award nomination.

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Beginning as Kapena’s keyboardist at only 11 years old, Kapena DeLima has been a member of the group for over 15 years. He is now the group’s drummer and musical director. In 2013, he won his first Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for “Engineer of the Year”. The following year, Kapena took home his second Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for “Contemporary Album of the Year” for his first solo CD titled “Cast Your Cares.”

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Well known for being one of the only regular gigging female bassists in Hawaiʻi, Leolani “Lilo” Tuala has been with the group Kapena since 2009. Her first single, titled “I Am A Queen” got her a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award nomination and earned her the top spots on Hawaiʻi’s Island Reggae radio stations for months.

Limited seating is provided and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing program is supported by Hawaiʻi Tourism and Outlets of Maui. Hawaiian Music Series is hosted by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

A paid parking lot is located behind the venue with access from Dickenson Street. Parking fees from the lot are used by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation to maintain and preserve the many historic sites in Lahaina.

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