Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
When the two traditional Hawaiian singers
Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig first met in the recording studio, they discovered that they grew up and attended Hula school together, and were what was called, “Hula brother and sister.”
Filmmaker James Ford Murphy originally pitched the idea of LAVA to Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio head John Lasseter by playing his original song on a ukulele. “That was one of my goals, to see if I could tell a story that’s told completely in a song”