Derrick Malama

Local News Host, Morning Edition, Kanikapila Sunday

Derrick Malama does double duty at HPR, serving as the host of Kanikapila Sunday on HPR-2, and the local anchor of Morning Edition, weekday mornings from 5 am to 8:30 am on HPR-1.

Ways to Connect

TITLE---ARTIST---ALBUM---LABEL

HOUR ONE

Ke `Ala O Ka Rose---Maunalua---He Inoa---Lokahi Records

Ka Pua Mohala---Kupaoa---English Rose---Hulu Kupuna Productions

Hawai`i Nei---MAMO---Descendants---Peterson Productions

Hanohano Hawai`i---Sean Na`auao---Lehua Beauty---Mountain Apple Company

`Alekoki---Darlene Ahuna---All the Best of Darlene Ahuna Vol. I---Hula Records

He Nani Kekaha---Darren Benitez---Dear Mama---Fat Katz Productions

Sandy Beach---Jeff Peterson---O`ahu---Peterson Productions

Courtesy Pono Ridge Music/Mountain Apple Company
Courtesy Pono Ridge Music/Mountain Apple Company

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.

Palm Records

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.

www.hawaiianstyleband.net

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.

Raiatea Helm Records
Raiatea Helm Records

  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.

Neos Productions/Mountain Apple Company
Neos Productions/Mountain Apple Company

Veteran singer Robi Kahakalau discusses “Robi Calling” and what she’s been doing since her last solo album in 2000. Hear the complete Kanikapila Sunday interview from August 11, 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.

Daniel Ho Creations / http://danielho.com

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.

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