The Henry Kapono Foundation is proud to make its first donation to “The Friends of Malani Bilyeu”

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January 14th 2019

The Henry Kapono Foundation is proud to make its first donation to “The Friends of Malani Bilyeu”

Carl James Malani Bilyeu was one of 4 original founding members of the Legendary Hawaii Band, Kalapana. Along side Cecilio & Kapono, The Beamer Brothers, Olomana and others, Kalapana forged new territory in Hawaii’s music in a time that became known as the “Hawaiian Renaissance” which paved the way for generations of young Hawaii musicians to spread their wings and artistic talents. Malani’s contribution to Hawaii’s music & inspiration to our young musicians will live on forever.

A lifelong career musician, Malani also served in Vietnam in the Army. He passed away suddenly at the age of 69 and was survived by his wife Crystal and his 9 children, The Henry Kapono Foundation was honored to donate to “The Friends of Malani Bilyeu” to assist with Malani’s services and support his Ohana.

For more information on the Band Kalapana, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Kalapana-250175740225/

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