Kahulanui's Music Swings Hawaiian Style

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The Hawai`i Island band Kahulanui draws its inspiration from Hawaiian Swing music orchestras of the 1920s and 30s. The band's debut album is called "Hula Ku`i." Leader Lolena Naipo Jr. stopped by HPR recently along with fellow members Patrick Eskildsen and Jesse Snyder. Derrick Malama asked Naipo why he chose to revive the sounds of that bygone era.

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Listen to the complete interview as it ran on December 30, 2012 on HPR-2's Kanikapila Sunday.

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(Photo Courtesy Palm Records)