Wildfires have scorched the Hawaiian island of Maui this week, with at least 55 people killed and thousands of people driven from their homes as of this morning, Aug. 11. Na Mele O Hawai’i host Beth Post has dedicated the first hour of her program for Aug. 10 to honor Maui.
“These wildfires have blown through all sorts of land, flattened the very precious town of Lahaina, and displaced thousands of people,” she says. "Our thoughts are with Maui, with the ohana we all have. Many of us have friends or family who live on the island. Some have lost homes or beloved pets, or have been displaced.
“We send our aloha to all of those, and all the people who are sending their aloha as well. We can lift one another up, as we lift Maui.”
Her first song this week is by Kuana Torres Kahele from Music for the Hawaiian Islands, Vol. 3 (pictured).