Derrick Malama

Robert Cazimero Creates Archive with New Album "Hula"

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Hawaiian music legend Robert Cazimero sings and plays piano on a new solo album, “Hula,” and told HPR’s Derrick Malama of his intent to leave behind an archive of songs for future generations. The project evolved from a conversation he had with his co-producer.

John Keawe Talks About His Latest Album

ShareThisHawaiian slack key guitar virtuoso John Keawe’s new release is called “Play With Me Papa,” and it's a collection of all-original vocal and instrumental songs. The Big Island resident recently visited Honolulu to talk story with and play live at our studios. HPR’s Derrick Malama asked him about the meaning behind the title of the album.
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Kenneth Makuakane In Concert

ShareThisMultiple Hoku Award-winner Kenneth Makuakane is a versatile musician and composer who has produced more than 100 albums for artists including Raiatea Helm, Na Leo, HAPA, and Amy Hanaiali`i.
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Mark Yamanaka Talks About His Debut Album

ShareThisHilo resident Mark Yamanaka recently visited HPR's Atherton Studio to talk story and play songs from his recently-released debut album, "Lei Pua Kenikeni." He told host Derrick Malama that his recording of Nani Ka Honua was written by his mentor, famed Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho.
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Collaborative Talents of Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm

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Legendary singer, songwriter, and slack key guitar master Keola Beamer and Grammy Award-nominee Raiatea Helm have recorded their first album together, entitled Keola Beamer and Raiatea. They're preparing for a concert tour of the islands next month and recently sat down with our own Derrick Malama in HPR's Atherton Studio. He started off by asking the duo why they began working together.

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