Live Recordings

He Will Carry You

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The Three Branches

Teacher by day, Musician by night #workingman

Kala'e is the music director at Kapalama Elementary.  He is a 3rd generation music teacher/musician and is living out his childhood dream of following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. This award winning film was directed by Kala'e's wife, Layla Hanohano-Tripp, covering the musical legacy tied to the Camarillo 'Ohana.

Leather and Lace

With Robi Kahakalau.

When Sista Robi and Jeff Rasmussen released their version of "Leather and Lace," it took the islands by storm.  Here is Kala'e and Robi performing it on the Hawaii Music Supply Podcast.

'Ukulele Friend

Sound Samples

Kala'e is a frequent guest at the 'Ukulele Friend Studio, home of some of Hawaii's most high end/vintage 'ukuleles and guitars.  Here is a sound sample he did for a custom Devine Guitar.

Hawaii Music Supply Podcast

How Deep is Your Love

Kala'e has come to be a frequent guest on one of Hawaii's most popular podcasts put on by the Ukulele Site and Hawaii Music Supply.  Here Kala'e is performing along side 'ukulele virtuoso, Mika Kane.  Kala'e and Mika perform together often.

Blue Note Hawaii

Good Time Together with Henry Kapono and Robi Kahakalau

Aside from performing as a solo act, Kala'e can be found performing often with one of Hawaii's most iconic female musicians, Robi Kahakalau.  Together, they joined the legendary Henry Kapono on stage at the Blue Note Hawaii to headline his Artist 2 Artist Series.  Joining them also for the Hana Hou song was Kala'e's brother, Kamaka.

Acoustic Performances

Better With You

Kala'e recorded a virtual acoustic concert with the guys down at the Hawaii Music Supply.  Here is an original song he performed to close the show.

Drive-In Concert

Still The One

Kala'e got to do a drive-in/livestream concert on the lawn at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. He and his brother, Kamaka, got to open for the legendary Henry Kapono of C&K. Joining them on stage are Robi Kahakalau and Tarvin Makia.

C4 Anniversary Music Video​

Here is a music video that Kala'e, his wife, and Imua Garza filmed for their church.  The song is called, "He Will Carry You," which was popularized in Hawaii by the Mana'o Company.

Solo Performances

Live Looping Demonstration

Kala'e uses a "Loop Pedal," which allows him to emulate the sound of a full band by recording different layers of a song (e.g. rhythm guitar, lead guitar, percussion, bass, etc.).  With the use of his pedal board, he is capable of creating a much larger sound, making his music suitable for any event, big or small.