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Bridging The Gap~February 4th, 2020: Mahina ??lelo Hawai?i


E n? makamaka ho?olohe mai ka l? hiki i Kumukahi a i ka moku k??ili l? ?o Ni?ihau, aloha nui n? k?kou!

?O ka mahina ??lelo Hawai?i k?ia - hul?! hul?! hul?! - no laila, he papahana ??lelo Hawai?i k? k?kou i k?ia p?. E lohe ?ia ana n? n? leo o n? m?naleo ma k?ia papahana ma o n? lola o Ka Leo Hawai?i i m?lama ?ia e ke Kula Nui o M?noa, a i ho?olaha ?ia ma ka paena punaewele ?o Kani ??ina.

He leo aloha a he leo mahalo n? ho?i k?ia i n? momi makamae o ka ??lelo Hawai?i o ka w? i hala, o k?ia w? ??n?, a me ka w? e hiki mai ana. E ola mau ka ??lelo Hawai?i i? k?kou.

 February is ??lelo Hawai?i month in Hawai?i, and so tonight's show celebrates the language of this land that was lost to so many of us. Tonight's show features excerpts from the Ka Leo Hawai?i radio program that aired from 1972 to the early 90s featuring interviews between the host, Larry Kauanoe Kimura, and a number of native speakers, which are available to listen on online at Kani ??ina

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Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid) is a keiki papa of Māeaea, Waialua, Oʻahu. She's fluent in Hawaiian and is currently pursuing her MA in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her expertise in Hawaiian music is based out of her love for her language and her culture. She honed her expertise in Hawaiian music at KTUH FM Honolulu as the former host of the Hawaiian language show "Kīpuka Leo" before branching out to create her own bi-lingual show "Kai Leo Nui." She's also a versatile club DJ trained by our very own dj mr. nick with an eclectic, diverse musical library. She hosts Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi and is the Tuesday night host of "Bridging The Gap."
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