He Will Carry You
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, covering the musical legacy tied to the Camarillo 'Ohana.
Island Style - Season 1: Episode 1
Kala'e was asked to sing John Cruz's "Island Style" on the pilot episode of NCIS Hawaii. Here is the final scene of the episode with Kala'e's rendition playing in the back.
Kala'e is a Koaloha 'Ukulele artist (one of the top 'ukulele companies in the world). Here he is playing "If," by the group Bread on his tenor mango 'ukulele.
Hawaii Music Supply Podcast
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
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.
Backyard Concert Series
With Craig & Sarah Chee
Kala'e was a featured artist for the Backyard Concert Series put on by Craig & Sarah Chee. He performed a variety of covers and original songs and was interviewed about his musical upbringings.
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.
Live Looping Demonstration
Bring Me Your Cup
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.