LYRICS OF ALOHA: Mokihana Mountains

Aloha everyone. I had to compose this song. There are so many Hawaiian names for the different valleys, slopes, trails, falls, that I had to name the center of this island The Mokihana Mountains, because that is where the mokihana berries grow. Paul Togioka plays the banjo.

Kahaunaele nominated for 10 Na Hoku awards

LIHU‘E — The list of finalists is out, and five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and Anahola native Kainani Kahaunaele, 45, has been nominated 10 times for the honors, with a September ceremony planned.

North Shore band Kaostheory making waves online

Two young men from the North Shore of Kaua‘i, originally from New Jersey and Texas, respectively, formed a two-man rock band during the pandemic, producing music singles that are taking off and inspiring others nationwide.

Eli Smart releases his first EP

With the support of his ‘ohana, Hanalei resident Eli Smart, now 21, left Kaua‘i four years ago after graduating high school to attend Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institution for Performing Arts in London.

Lyrics of Aloha for Sunday, January 3, 2021

On Oct. 15, 2008, A counsel of leaders of Kaua‘i formed an organization called Mea Ho‘omana‘o in the promotion of the Aloha Spirit on Kaua‘i. I was asked to join in.

Preserving aloha through sound

KAPA’A — Son Da One wants to create a spiritual atmosphere through music that is reflective of the pre-pandemic Kaua‘i he fondly remembers.

COVID-inspired disc created by isle youth

LIHU‘E — Three young Kaua‘i creative-media specialists, “The KAVE KREW,” assisted in the production and marketing of the “We Are One World” CD by Kaua‘i singer Daphne Sanchez, which was released recently and produced by Kaua‘i artist Art Umezu.

Hope concerts on YouTube start Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i violinist and music teacher Kimberly Hope will be hosting her live stream Christmas concert on Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She will also be performing on Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both concerts will be on her YouTube channel.

Watch the KCC Creative Media Showcase today

PUHI — The Kaua‘i Community College Creative Media program is having its fall 2020 Creative Media Student Showcase today at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom, and all are welcome to register and watch.

Lyrics of Aloha: Sunday, December 13, 2020

My father Mr. P.S. Rivera was a county plumber for many years from Mana to Hanapepe. He used to check the intake way up Waimea Valley, and he told me that one morning he saw a Menehune hurrying between the rocks. That’s how I came up with the song. Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka.

Free Henry Kapono Concert Celebrating Veterans

LIHU‘E — Henry Kapono will perform a free online concert in honor of veterans and military families on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. The concert can be seen via a Zoom link and simulcast on the AARP Hawai‘i Facebook page.

Tatofi rules at Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

HONOLULU — From the comfort of home, this year’s nominees and fans honored Hawai‘i’s biggest night in music and entertainers with 37 awards, pre-show music videos, and 17 prerecorded performances from across the pae ‘aina and continent for a virtual 43rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Lyrics of Aloha for Sunday, October 4, 2020

When President John F. Kennedy visited Hawai‘i during the civil rights crisis, he said to the effect that Hawai‘i is an example to the world where different races and creeds can live together in harmony. That inspired me to compose this song.

Lyrics of Aloha for Sunday, September 6, 2020

Aloha everyone. After the song “I Searched For Love,” written for my wife Gloria, I had to start composing songs for my children. I have three sons that I love. Larry Jr., Derek Lee and Dwayne. I chose Derek Lee to compose this song because the syllable Derek Lee matched the tune.

Jordy live in her biggest concert yet

Local girl, Jordan Fleming, also known as “Jordy” the 17-year-old artist born and raised in Hanalei, is having concert at Anaina Hou’s Porter Pavilion in Kilauea on today from 6 to 9 p.m.