King Kamehameha Day

Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration Committee
Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration Committee

Today is Kamehameha Day, a state holiday honoring the chief who first unified the Hawaiian Islands. Some say the most heartfelt celebrations happen on Hawai‘i island, in Kohala, where Kamehameha was born.

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Tina Mahina

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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 from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai`i Time on HPR-1. Hosted by Derrick Malama.

As Hawai`i honors King Kamehameha the Great today, we'll start off the show with a song by Nathan Aweau titled 'Kamehameha' from his 'Kane`ohe' album.

The Conversation: Friday, June 9th, 2017

Jun 9, 2017
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Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

This Sunday will be King Kamehameha Day—although the state’s official holiday will be observed on Monday.