KALANI PE’A NOMINATED FOR THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS
Kalani Pe’a’s sophomore release titled “No ‘Ane’i” (We Belong Here), is nominated for the 61st annual Grammy® Awards under the Best Regional Roots Music Album category. The 2019 Grammy® Awards will be broadcasted on CBS on Sunday, Feburary 10th 2019.
No ‘Ane’i reflects the importance of playing a part in the foundation of Hawaiian culture, and the preservation of Hawaiian identity and values that keep Hawai’i thriving. The album features twelve songs, each telling a story about Kalani Pe’a and the life he has led. Among the twelve songs includes eight original compositions Pe’a wrote or co-wrote.
“No ‘Ane‘i” (We Belong Here)” is the title and overall theme of my sophomore album. One of the
main concepts for this album was to remind our people of the value of becoming primary resources of our land. We must become that primary or secondary resource for our people so that we maintain and retain the resources and so that our people thrive in Hawai‘i. This album will hopefully give people the significance of building a foundation and becoming part of that foundation. Once the foundation is secured we can identify the importance of how to thrive as people; that our heritage lives on; that we identify our cultural values and practices and how we think as people, and to uplift and uphold the values of how we act and think in a
Hawaiian perspective while maintaining our Hawaiian identity. We are responsible for becoming a pillar for our people; to carry out the torch and light of our ancestors. Hawaiian language is the foundation to everything.
We belong here. This is our land. We must thrive!”
The album features Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom, Willie K, Imua Garza, Aiau Koa, Wailau Ryder, Dave Tucciarone, Casey Olsen, Hoʻokena , Moon Kauakahi, Kauanoe Kamanā and Aaron Salā. The album is available now on iTunes for digital download. CDs can be purchased worldwide online at www.islandheritagemusic.com
Pe’a will be touring the Hawaiian islands, Japan and the states through 2019. For the full tour schedule please visit www.Kalanipeamusic.com.