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.
LIHU‘E — Sing Out Kaua‘i, a choral group formed during the pandemic, is offering three opportunities to enjoy its mini holiday concert from the comforts of home or in-person.
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.
HONOLULU — In the 38 years of promoting the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival on O‘ahu and 28 years of promoting the concert on the neighboring islands, promoter Milton Lau can’t recall dealing with any setback like COVID-19.
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.
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LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i musicians Randy Leonard and Monica Chung have founded Sing Out Kaua‘i, a new, nonprofit organization helping keep choral music alive on Kaua‘i.
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.