2020 Na hoku hanohano
Kala'e's album, "Feel at Home," was named the Contemporary Acoustic Album of the Year at the 2020 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaiian Grammy's) and also earned him a nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year.
2022 Na hoku hanohano
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").
Wedding Music Video
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
On June 17th, 2017, Kala'e married the love of his life, Layla Hanohano-Tripp, 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."
Kala'e's most recent single, "Old Kihei," ft. Robi Kahakalau, can be found on his new EP (Child of These Islands). It"s now available on iTunes & all digital media outlets. Listen here!