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Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama - October 8, 2017

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Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and `ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in every Sunday with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai`i Time on HPR-1.

Mahalo nui for your tremendous support during Hawai?i Public Radio's Fall Fund Drive. We met our goal just before 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. During the ten days of the drive, both HPR-1 and HPR-2 raised nearly $773,000 dollars. There were over 3400 donors and 900 of them were new members!

The new CD 'N? Leo Kau?i?Hawai?i – The Beautiful Sounds of Hawai?i,' features memorable Hawaiian and Hapa-Haole melodies by Hawai?i?s finest entertainers and musicians.  Mark Yamanaka performs 'Laupahoehoe Hula' from the CD in our first hour.

Plus, enjoy music from Raiatea Helm, Keali`i Reichel, Olomana, Napua, Weldon Kekauoha, Israel Kamakawiwo`ole, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Kawika Kahiapo, and Nathan Aweau.

Chad Takatsugi opens up Hour Two with a song in praise of the Hokule`a. You'll also hear Shawn & Lehua, Anthony Pfluke, Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Teresa Bright, Cyril Pahinui, Darlene Ahuna, Komakakino, Ku`uipo Kumukahi, and Keauhou.

Hoku Zuttermeister kicks off Hour Three with a song honoring Ni`ihau. In addition, listen to tunes from Amy Hanaiali`i, Kawai Cockett, a group from Kona called Mauka Soul, Kupaoa, Darren Benitez, Kuana Torres Kahele, and a Kanikapila Sunday Classic from Keola Beamer.

Now, please enjoy the following video. Dozens of local artists recently joined more than 1,000 Hawai’i keiki in this beautiful medley. Playing for Change presents this ?Song Across Hawai?i? collaboration with Hawaiian nonprofit @Mana Maoli, filmed across many breathtaking Hawaii locations as part of their #ManaMele project, which features a Music & Multimedia Academy and Solar Mobile Studio with programs in more than a dozen schools.

To learn more about this medley and Mana Mele, follow Mana Maoli on FB & IG, and visit, where you can get a personal copy of this video for a donation of any amount.

Mahalo listening today and every Kanikapila Sunday! Derrick


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Derrick Malama is the local anchor of Morning Edition.
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