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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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

Keko Records

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

J. Kaineheikaʻiliʻili Chun-Lum

"E lei kau, e lei hoʻoilo i ke aloha" ('Ōlelo Noʻeau #332) reminds us that love is everlasting throughout all seasons, and that all lei - and it's components - should be made with love, protocol, and intention, both literally and metaphorically. Tonight we celebrate lei in all their forms, whether it be the lei of love worn around our necks like the embraces of our kupuna or keiki, or the lei that keep us warm through the coldest of nights.

Peterson Productions

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! 

Mahalo for listening today and every Kanikapila Sunday! Derrick

Panini Records

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

Panini Records

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

Kuana Torres Kahele

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

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Today we'll look into our crystal ball and attempt to predict what will happen in 2021.  With the pandemic continuing to be a part of our reality, we'll find out what systemic changes are needed to build a resilient Hawaii.

Roy Sakuma Productions

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

Poki Records

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

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It's always good to take the time and honor the Native voices and stories of our ʻāina, and not just as a once-in-a-while thing, but all the time, so that it becomes he mea maʻa mau ia (a regular thing) for you and I.

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Hula Records

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

Mountain Apple Company

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (3:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern) on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’! Connect by Facebook.

Peterson Productions

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

HPR-2’s Louise Lanzilotti joins today’s show as we raise funds to support local music programming on Hawai'i Public Radio. Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, this year’s winner of two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, will be our musical guest.

Kauaʻi Historical Society

Hauʻoli Lā ʻŌiwi iā kākou a pau! Happy Indigenous People's Day! DJ mrnick asked me to switch with him today to celebrate ka poʻe ʻōiwi o kēia ʻāina nei, ka poʻe Hawaiʻi hoʻi. 

Tonight we are taking a look at how our mele have survived and evolved over hundreds of years from chants and hula ʻōlapa to being sung with modern instrumentation today.

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Volume 2 and the conclusion of last week's tour around Oʻahu through mele.

Island Heritage

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! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

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Paige Okamura

Oʻahu makaʻewaʻewa, mai kuhihewa! Tonight we're going to kaʻapuni a puni o Oʻahu and see the sights and learn the history of this island - my home - because as our kupuna have said, "Oʻahu is the Center of the Seas."

Diving deep into hapa-haole music tonight, and trying to define what makes up this specifically unique genre of music in Hawai'i.

Paige Okamura

A year ago to the day, I put my entire life on hold, packed my warm clothes and survival gear into a dry-bag duffle and hopped on an early morning flight to Kona. To quote Joseph Nāwahī, "O ke Aloha Aina, oia ka Ume Mageneti iloko o ka puuwai o ka Lahui." Just two days prior, I had a done a show with the intent of highlighting the honoring of mountains in Hawaiian music, and for various reasons ended up changing its tone. I don't have a lot of regrets, but changing that show's original intent is one of them.

I always love finding out what my co-workers are listening to and/or what music influences their lives. The other day I asked Russell Subiono, our resident Pledge Drive guru, if he would be so kind as to curate tonight's show and he graciously accepted.

His playlist is aptly named "Memories & Roots" and the songs are nostalgic to his youth and his homeland, Waimea.

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Update: 5/10/2020, 12:26 p.m.

Where Hawaii stands

Hawaii reported one new coronavirus case today. The state health department reported that the count is now at 632 and the deaths stand at 17. Oahu cases are at 408, Maui County at 117, Hawaii Island at 75 and Kauai County at 21. There are 11 cases diagnosed out of state.

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Social distancing has made its way to Hawaii as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. And its impacts have been felt immediately — and in nearly every industry.

Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap is split down the middle. The first half is the extended version of my Hawaiian music segment that aired on Here & Now's DJ Sessions last Friday. You'll get to here my extended version of what I would've wanted to showcase if time wasn't an issue, along with my last selection that got cut from the air for time. 

E nā makamaka hoʻolohe mai ka lā hiki i Kumukahi a i ka moku kāʻili lā ʻo Niʻihau, aloha nui nō kākou!

ʻO ka mahina ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi kēia - hulō! hulō! hulō! - no laila, he papahana ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi kā kākou i kēia pō. E lohe ʻia ana nō nā leo o nā mānaleo ma kēia papahana ma o nā lola o Ka Leo Hawaiʻi i mālama ʻia e ke Kula Nui o Mānoa, a i hoʻolaha ʻia ma ka paena punaewele ʻo Kani ʻĀina.

Dancing Cat Records

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 TODAY with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai’i Time on HPR-1.

Mountain Apple Company

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 TODAY with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai’i Time on HPR-1.

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Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, or have alternate ways of spending the holiday, it's always a good time to reflect on the things we can be grateful for. For tonight's episode, I combed through and pulled together a playlist of mele that contain the word "mahalo" in it along with a few that were written as a mahalo. 

This show also pushes us to examine what "mahalo" really means. It does not simply fit into the english translation of "thanks" and "gratitude." Through these mele we see that "mahalo" connotates notions of admiration, aloha, and reverence. 

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Some very high tides are expected later this month, Nov. 25 to Nov. 28. Hawai‘i’s last "king tide" event happened at the end of July. Combined with a freak south swell, ocean levels rose over three feet and reached their highest point of the year so far. One water expert explains how Honolulu will cope with rising sea levels.

On last night's edition of Bridging The Gap, dj mr.nick curated a show in honor of Indigenous Peoples day, but he graciously forgot the one indigenous people that I happen to be an expert on: Hawaiians. So tonight's Bridging The Gap is the Hawaiian edition of last night's Indigenous Peoples show honoring ka poʻe ʻoiwi o nei paeʻāina.

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