DJ Mermaid

Kepano Carvalho

"Nā Kani o ka ʻĀina" literally translates to "The Sounds of the Land", but metaphorically alludes to the many melodic and harmonic voices that have come out of Hawaiian music. Much like the multitudes of sounds in nature, such are the voices of this land. Throughout the generations a wide variety of Hawaiian music has been produced - from ancient chants to the modern contemporary mele of today. DJ Mermaid explores the different sounds and styles of Hawaiian music on tonight's edition of Bridging the Gap.

A collection of island-inspired summer beach vibes. An ecclectic mix of reggae, ska, indie-electro, and rock. Perfect for a hot, summer day, lying on the beach. Some of the local tracks are songs that DJ Mermaid grew up with, including the Hawaiian Style Band, who's hosting our upcoming Talk Story event with members of the original Hawaiian Style Band.

Bridging the Gap~June 25th, 2019: On Repeat

Jun 25, 2019

Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap consists of songs DJ Mermaid has had on repeat. Being an obsessive listener, she's got a playlist full of songs that are so good she's had them on repeat for days, weeks, sometimes even months.

Got a case of those Friday night feels? You know, those love songs that just hit you in the feels? Tonight's show is all about those. DJ Mermaid subs in for DJ Mr. Nick tonight with a show full of lovesick love songs for your Friday night feels.

Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid explores a small slice of world music, along with tracks that are influenced or utilize foreign sounds. Tonight's first hour is more upbeat, with latin-inspired tracks and remixes. The second hour winds down with a mixture of Maori and Japanese music. There's even some Ukranian music in there somewhere! Tune in and take a quick trip around the world.

DJ Mermaid / Paige Okamura is bringing the funk and soul to the airwaves tonight with classic jams along with some newer music that fits into the groove. The first hour will have you dancing, while the second hour will help you wind down for the night. Goes great with cooking or cleaning the house.

Tonight's show was recorded live on location at the Hawaiʻi State Public Library's main branch in Honolulu and features Hawaiian music pulled exclusively from their audio collection then re-shelved. If any of tonight's music piques your interest, please do check it out from your nearest public library - you can use their helpful app to easily request and check out books! Just make sure you pay your fines first.

Bridging the Gap~May 21st, 2019: Moon Music

May 21, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid pays tribute to the amazing moon views we've had this past week with music written about the moon, as well as a few tracks to look at the moon to.

Bridging the Gap~May 14th, 2019: Moving On

May 14, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid plays a collection of mostly mellow, somewhat emotional songs about "moving on", whatever that may mean for you.

Whether you're running for excercise, or running from your problems, Paige Okamura a.k.a. DJ Mermaid has curated two hours of (mostly indie rock) music to run to. She's got you covered tonight as you start out on a high, songs to give you that much need encouragement in the middle, and finally easing the tempo for a nice cool down.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid) picks songs from androgynous voices as well as androgynous artists.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, Paige Okamura picks songs to study to. Expect a mellow collection of Downtempo, Soul and Jazz. Education never goes out of style.

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs about Maui.

Paige Okamura takes the reigns this evening on Bridging the Gap for an evening of cover songs.

Eva Ramos
Eva Ramos

Paige Okamura pulls heart-strings with a post Valentine's Day selection of Bridging the Gap.

Paige Okamura, better known as DJ Mermaid from KTUH treats us to an all Hawaiian session of Bridging the Gap. dj mr.nick returns on Wednesday.

Rachel Breitweser for Punahou Schools
Rachel Breitweser for Punahou Schools

Paige Okamura, better known as DJ Mermaid at KTUH guest hosts this session of Bridging the Gap.

Paige Okumura better known as DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be guest hosting Bridging the Gap for Monday through Wednesday over the next week.

Guest DJ in the house tonight! DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be sitting in and mixing some of her favorites.