The Mākaha Sons – Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome “Boogie” Koko on 12-string guitar and the late John Koko on upright bass – blend their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian music.
In this Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song episode recorded in 2004, Nā Hōkū Hanohano-winners Willie K and Amy Hanaialiʻi Gilliom present their unique brand of musical artistry in both solos and duets. They are accompanied by Jack Ofoia on bass and the late Chino Montero on guitar.
Natalie Ai Kamauu’s voice fills the PBS Hawaiʻi studio. Natalie performs with a passion that comes from the origins of the songs she sings, and the love she has for her family.
When we hear his distinctive voice, there is no mistaking the music of Jerry Santos. And when we listen to his lyrics, there is no mistaking his connection with the memories and emotions of our own lives. In this Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song, Jerry has woven together a story of home.
NĀ MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this vintage performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahinehoʻokae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Haʻaheo Cockett provides hula artistry.
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning high energy trio Na Palapalai brings their falsetto style of Hawaiian music to the PBS Hawai‘i Studios in this special encore presentation.
Kealiʻi Reichel has long established himself as one of Hawaiʻi’s premier artists. His dedication to the perpetuation of Hawaiian language, song, chanting and hula has evolved into unique and personal performances that showcase the depth of Hawaiian culture for international audiences. This performance, recorded at the PBS Hawaiʻi studio, excellently showcases his artistry.
In this encore presentation of a vintage in-studio concert, Keola Beamer plays alongside his mother, the late Auntie Nona Beamer and his wife, Moana Beamer.
Air date: Mon., Feb. 1, 7:30 pm In this vintage performance, Sean Na’auao is joined by good friends Joe Uahinui on guitar and vocals, Jack Ofoia on bass and vocals and Bobo Butries on percussion. Keola and Kapua Dalire, daughters of the late kumu hula Aloha Dalire, and Na’auao’s sisters-in-law, provide hula artistry.
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