Kawika Kahiapo is well-known in the islands for his soothing voice, masterful slack key styling, and heart of aloha. At the age of 17, Kawika entered the professional music scene and has since contributed to more than 75 recording projects and performed with numerous artists both on stage and as a studio musician. He is featured on Jack Johnson's Curious George CD as well as George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show compilation CD Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol 2 which won the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Hawaiian Music Album.
Serving God and others are a priority, and is reflected in Kawika’s lifestyle and music. “Love for the islands, it’s people, `ohana, and Ke Akua (God), are what inspires me, while staying committed to perpetuating Hawaiian music, the culture, and the art of ki-ho`alu.”
aka David Kahiapo