Kanikapila Sunday

Sunday 1-4 PM

In Hawaiian, "kani ka pila" means "play music," and Hawaii Public Radio's Derrick Malama plays the latest in Hawaiian music, plus classic songs from Hawai`i's past. The show also features interviews with guest artists and in-studio performances.


11:17 am
Wed August 14, 2013

“Sistah” Robi Calls on Her Friends in Latest Release

Credit 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.

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11:31 am
Mon April 29, 2013

The Duo Kupaoa Balances Music and Marriage

Credit Hulu Kupuna Productions

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.

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2:19 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Guitarist Jeff Peterson Treats Kanikapila Sunday Listeners to a “Live” Performance

Credit courtesy Peterson Productions www.jeffpetersonguitar.com

  Award-winning slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson visited Hawai`i Public Radio to talk with host Derrick Malama about his latest release, “Slack Key Travels.” Jeff brought two of his guitars with him and played a few songs from the album in the HPR studios. Hear the complete interview from March 3, 2013.

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12:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Kawaikapuokalani Hewett's Words of Aloha

Credit 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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