2023 Na hoku hanohano
Kala'e's album, "Child of These Islands," was named the EP of the Year at the 2023 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaiian Grammy's) and also won Christmas Single of the Year for "It's Christmas Time Again." Here is his performance of his song "Old Kihei" (nominated for Song of The Year) with Robi Kahakalau, Jeff Rasmussen & Harrison Murray.
New Music - "When I Miss You"
"When I Miss You," Kala'e's newest single, is now available to download/stream on all digital media outlets. You can also hear it playing on the Hawaiian Music Live music app, Hawaiian 105.1, KAPA FM, KPOA 93.5, and various other radio stations.
Wedding Music Video
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
On June 17th, 2017, Kala'e married his wife, Layla, daughter of renowned Hawaiian musician, Rupert Tripp Jr. (Nalu/Kohala). Layla, a musician herself, can often be found making special guest appearances at Kala'e's gigs. For their wedding, they recorded a cover of "Honestly" by Ekolu and filmed a music video as their same day edit.
Kala'e had the honor to perform a concert at the Hawaii Theatre while being accompanied by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Here he is performing his original song, "Be Like You."
2022 Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Kala'e performed at the 2022 Na Hōkū Hanohano Award Show along side his brother and Aunty, Lehua Kalima. He garnered nominations for Song of the Year and Single of the Year ("Be Like You").