2017 GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER, 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, Singer/songwriter Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui has released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite classics. Peʻa is all about perpetuating Hawaiian language through music and visual arts as he created his album titled “E Walea” which means to come together like birds, be elated, exuberant and enjoy. On August 5th 2016 "E Walea" hit number 1 on the iTunes world music charts and on August 15th 2016 "E Walea" hit number 12 on the Billboard world albums charts. On February 12th 2017 Kalani Pe'a's debut album "E Walea" won the Grammy® Award for "Best Regional Roots Music Album" and made history by being the first Hawaiian Recording Artist to ever win in the category. On May 20th 2017 Kalani Pe'a's debut album "E Walea" received the Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawaii's version of the Grammys) for "Contemporary Album Of The Year". Kalani then made history by being the FIRST Hawaii Recording Artist to ever win a Na Hoku Award & Grammy Award for the same album.