Makawalu, meaning “eight-eyes”, encourages us to look beyond the surface. Nāpua takes in her surroundings, her practices, and weaves them into mele, and then once again into hula.
Makawalu is a collection of 12 songs, each with their own special meaning and significance.
This is Nāpua’s long awaited return to the world of music, full an evolved, yet familiar sound we know and love from this talented kumu hula and singer.
Nāpua began her solo recording career with the highly anticipated release of Pīhana in August 2007. This debut album earned six nominations at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Music Awards and later won the "Best Female Vocalist" award.