Waipuna’s future has roots in the past: Successful trio expands contemporary island music

  • Waipuna performs Saturday, September 10 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Waipuna performs Sept. 10 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

With their 15th anniversary on the horizon, the award-winning trio Waipuna can’t help but acknowledge its rich musical heritage. The Sept. 10 Kahilu Theatre debut marked another milestone in the group’s journey of spreading their blend of neo-traditional Hawaiian music.