Island Heritage Music is proud to present Joshua Kahula and Pi’ilani Arias as Kahalawai, which means "to meet or meeting together." These duos launched their first album this past May and is a new addition to our music Ohana.
Their music is a rich reflection of Hawaiian instrumentation which lends itself to the duo's blended vocal harmony. Keali'i Reichel wrote, "The combined musical talents of Josh Kahula and Piʻilani Arias embody the spirit and essence of their chosen names. Over the years, these two young men have established themselves as musicians and singers who are able to move effortlessly between the island music, reggae, and traditional Hawaiian music genres. Now, in this collection of old and new Hawaiian language compositions, they continue to push themselves forward into the realm of blending the past and present. In doing so, they bring their kūpuna and the collective experiences of the haku mele into the here and now – through lyric, voice, and music.” Enjoy the incredible sound of Kahalawai.