San Francisco, CA
WHO IS KAPAKAHI?
Simply put, it’s complicated.
Like the multi-cultural mix of musicians that make up the band, Kapakahi is about celebrating diversity in all its fun, funky glory. Their music is a fresh and progressive
mash-up of Reggae, Ska, Hip-Hop and funk and their energetic stage show grabs the attention of whatever crowd they're in front of. They aptly dubbed the title “Urban Aloha” to describe their sound and vibe.
Forming in San Francisco in 2005, Kapakahi has grown into a regional touring act with an expanding fan-base from San Diego, to San Francisco, to Hawaii to the Pacific NW. Their love of music and work-ethic keep them focused on writing, recording, touring and spreading their music around the globe.
So, regardless of any label placed on them, Kapakahi's genre-bending style aims for ONE thing: to get your ass moving on the dance floor!
WHAT IS LIGHT UP?
LIGHT UP is the movement to strive to be higher than the individual.
It came from the simple idea to Light Up one’s life. After being together for 4 years, writing, touring and meeting people on the road, we’ve realized that our music can stand for something more than just a good time. Light Up is the idea that our music can be a positive force in the lives that we come to touch. It is the connection we seek and the bond that we make in that moment when a person can relate to our music.
Whether rich or poor, we are all part of the same struggle of life that reminds us in the end, all we really have is each other. It is within all of us to share the light, "so light up the night with your smile and I'll smile back then we be all right now that we are here again."