Na Mele O Hawai'i

Join host Beth Post as she features the unique sounds of Hawaiian music—from early icons of island music to today's innovators—exploring styles, the history of the genre, and revered songs and performers.

Replays Saturday 10am-12pm
Live Thursday 1-3pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Mele O Hawai'i: Music of the Hawaiian Monarchs: Na Lani ‘Eha Mar 1st, 2012

The ali’i of Hawai’i – the kings and queens of the islands – are renowned for their extraordinary talents as songwriters. Learn about them as we showcase the compositional talents of the last of the Hawaiian Monarchy, the four siblings of the Kalakaua dynasty – King David Kalakaua, Princess Miriam Likelike, Queen Lydia Paki

Ki ho'alu award winners from 1998 to 2011 - a slack key celebration

This show presents slack key delights played by masters who have been recognized with the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts No Hoku Ki Ho'alu award, a non-competitive award given to those who have contributed a lifetime career of preservation of Hawai'i slack key music. From Gabby & Atta in 1998 to John Keawe and Pekelo in 2011, we sample them all!

"Live" from Kaua'i Island

This show highlights local Kaua'i musician Bruddah Chico, with an interview and music from his sample Album. Also featured is a brief recording of Auntie Marilyn Matsumoto's Beginning Ukulele class at the Lihue Neighborhood Center. Both recordings were made in January, 2012, and are wrapped in music from and about the beautiful garden Isle of Kaua'i.

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You're welcome and thanks for asking. I'll make a point of posting future playlists once I find how to do it on the website rather than in the comments.
Auntie Peka

Auntie Peka

I'm really enjoying everything about your show and look forward to hearing more. Your commentary really pulls it all together--I'll be spreading the word. Thanks!

I appreciate your comments. It warms my heart to know you're enjoying what I enjoy.

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