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Prestigious Hawaii musicians choose Kanileʻa ʻUkulele. Here’s why…

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As Kanileʻa ʻUkulele celebrates 20 years of building world-class instruments, hear from some of Hawaii’s most prestigious musicians who have been playing Kanileʻa ʻUkulele for more than a decade.

You can also hear a compilation of various Kanileʻa ʻUkulele artists on its CD project,  “Ola Ka ‘Āaina.” The project features all-original compositions inspired by the artists’ own personal experience with reforestation and sustainability.

About Kelly Boy DeLima
Kelly Boy DeLima is the founder and leader of the group, Kapena. His musical journey began in 1984 when he competed with his two Tongan brothers in Brown Bags to Stardom. His niche of being that “haole boy who could sing Hawaiian music” gained the group a lot of attention and within a few years, Kapena became one of the hottest bands in the islands.

Kelly Boy has toured all over the world spreading that electrifying Kapena music that fans first fell in love with. He is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner and has come out with over 20 CDs. Kelly Boy has been bringing that feel good island music to the world for over 30 years! He plays throughout Hawai`i seven nights a week and he still tours all over the world, making him one of the hardest working musicians in the business. His genuine personality, captivating stage presence and timeless music has made him one of the most beloved artists amongst his peers and fans alike.

About Ben & Maila

Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson have been performing throughout Hawaii for over 16 years. Separately, they have their own musical accomplishments, but together they are celebrated as Hawaii’s top contemporary music duo. Their debut album, Forevermore, received the award for Contemporary Album of the Year and was featured on a motion-picture soundtrack. Ben & Maila released their sophomore album in 2015. All About Love featured more contemporary love songs, but with an island twist. Ben & Maila’s talent as a duo has led them to be hailed as the most sought-after wedding entertainment in Hawaii.

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Kelly Boy De Lima: FB: @kapenamusic, IG: @kapenamusic

Ben & Maila:, FB: @benandmaila, IG: @benvegasmusic @mailagibson