The documentary 'The Legend of Grey Wolf' is about the late singer, songwriter and storyteller, the Rev. Dennis Kamakahi. The title is from a name given to him by a Native American tribe in Washington state. His son David Kamakahi reflected on what it was like to grow up listening to his father's tales.
With the retirement of Moon Kauakahi and the death of his brother, John, Uncle Jerome Koko is left to continue the legacy of the legendary Makaha Sons. He spoke about his solo release featuring producer Daniel Ho, called Makaha Sons Memoirs.
Michael Keale, or Mike, as he likes to be called, is part of a legendary musical family. His uncle was Moe Keale and his cousins were Israel and Skippy Kamakawiwo`ole. His latest release is called “No Ka Beauty” and he stopped by Kanikapila Sunday on July 12, 2015.
Lito Arkangel was born and raised in the sugar plantation town of Kea‘au on the island of Hawai‘i. He teaches at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo when he’s not playing music. Lito's debut album is called “Me Ke Aloha” from Palm Records. He performed live in the HPR-2 studio on “Kanikapila Sunday” on September 14.
Kellen and Lihau Paik of the award-winning duo Kūpaoa teamed up with a Hawaiian music group from Japan called Kaulana for an internationally-flavored album called “Na Pua Mōhala (Flowers Will Bloom).” They performed live in the studio on “Kanikapila Sunday” on July 6, 2014.
The Hawaiian Style Band first came on the local music scene with their Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning album “Vanishing Treasures” in 1992. They followed that up with two successful albums. Now the group is back with a new release called “Hānau hou.” HSB's Wade Cambern and Garin Poliahu visited Kanikapila Sunday on June 15, 2014.
Vocalist Raiatea Helm has released a new “mini” CD for the holidays called “Ave Maria.” It features three songs, and proceeds from the sale benefit her Hawaiian Music Foundation for youth education and the Catholic Church’s Office for Social Ministry, which administers to Hawaii’s poor. Raiatea says she dedicated her rendition of “Ave Maria” to her late grandmother.
The entertainer and producer talks about his latest album, “Na`auao,” and his decision to return to exclusively performing Hawaiian music. Hear the complete Kanikapila Sunday interview from September 29, 2013.
Lihau Hannahs Paik and Kellen Paik started performing on stage together in 2005 and were married five years later. They discussed their latest release, "Bumbye," with Derrick Malama during Kanikapila Sunday on April 28, 2013.
The Kumu Hula and prolific composer talks about the first poem he wrote in grade school, his songwriting philosophy and his latest release, “Hali`a i ka Poli.” Hear the complete interview from “Kanikapila Sunday” on March 24, 2013.