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Kapena, considered to be one of Hawaii's premier island bands has 20 Hawaiian Music CD's to their credit. Although the band has been through some changes, its founding member, Kelly Boy De Lima is still the band leader. Kapena continues to be an institution that embraces what islanders fell in love with when fans first heard the unique sound of their "electrifying" Kapena music. In 1998, Kelly Boy introduced his fans to the next musical generation, his three children: Kapena, Kalena, and Lilo who sing, dance, and play multiple instruments. They have played on the Kapena stage in Hawaii and have toured with the band to the Mainland, Japan, and Pacific Islands. Kapena, Kelly Boyʻs oldest son, graduated from sound engineering school 3 years ago. Since then he has become the bands sound engineer recording all the group Kapena's newest songs as well as various artists throughout Hawaii. He is also the group Kapena's drummer, musical director and has recently added one more contribution to the bands musical diversity: songwriting. Kalena, Kelly Boy's oldest daughter, is the bands keyboard player as well as soprano singer. Kalena has also become the bands new graphics designer and their promoter handling all their social networking sites. Lilo, the youngest of the De Lima children, was the last to join the band. She plays a 5 string bass and is the warm alto voice who is known in the band to "keep the bottoms rocking." She has also worked along side her older brother and sister to perfect the family bands instrumentation, compositions and designs. This "new" Kapena band offers a diverse new package for the old diehard Kapena fans as well as a new generation of Kapena fans. Kelly Boy's children have grown, learned and blossomed in to great musicians and his new band made up of his own family is now the next generation of island music makers. The heavens have opened, stars have aligned and the group is now in the perfect position to be the family band that Kelly Boy has dreamt about since his first son was born. Now that Kapena has graduated from college with his bachelors degree in recording engineering and Kalena has graduated from college with a bachelors degree in English, it is no longer just dad pushing them to practice and record. The children, who are now adults, are taking initiative to bring forth new music and contribute a new sound for the next generation. Kapena has been around for over 20 years and Kelly Boy believes that alongside his children, the group will be producing island music in Hawaii and around the world for many years to come. Stay tuned and keep an open ear for some new "electrifying" Kapena music! Ladies and Gentlemen, here we come! You can follow us on Twitter@, Like our Facebook page@, Visit our website@, Or check out our recording studio@