Derrick Malama

Kahulanui's Music Swings Hawaiian Style

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The Hawai`i Island band Kahulanui draws its inspiration from Hawaiian Swing music orchestras of the 1920s and 30s. The band's debut album is called "Hula Ku`i." Leader Lolena Naipo Jr. stopped by HPR recently along with fellow members Patrick Eskildsen and Jesse Snyder. Derrick Malama asked Naipo why he chose to revive the sounds of that bygone era.

Keola Beamer Blends Hawaiian, Native American and Jazz Music in Latest Project

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The award-winning composer and performer discusses his new release, “Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love),” with Derrick Malama.

Listen to the complete interview that aired on Kanikapila Sunday.

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Derrick talks with Jeff Peterson about Kanikapila Sunday Live at YWCA Laniākea

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Derrick MalamaHPR’s Derrick Malama talks with Jeff Peterson about Kanikapila Sunday Live at YWCA Laniākea---a special live broadcast on Sunday September 9th.

Collaborations Highlight Waipuna's Second Album

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Two members of the group Waipuna, Kale Hannahs and Matt Sproat, stopped by HPR to talk story with Derrick Malama about their sophomore release, "E Ho`i Mai." Listen now to the complete interview that aired on Kanikapila Sunday.

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Paris Trip Inspires Kuana Torres Kahele Song

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Award-winning singer-songwriter Kuana Torres Kahele co-founded the Hawaiian music group Na Palapalai. He stopped by HPR's Atherton Performing Arts Studio to talk story and play music from his solo release "Kaunaloa." Kahele told Derrick Malama his inspiration for one song on the album was a trip to Paris.

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