Derrick Malama Features

Monday, April 29 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.

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“Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama” is heard every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm Hawai`i Time on HPR-2 (KIPO 89.3 O`ahu, KIPM 89.7 Maui, KIPH 88.3 Hana, KHPH 88.7 Kailua-Kona). Streaming at http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org

Monday, March 25 2013

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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“Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama” is heard every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm Hawai`i Time on HPR-2 (KIPO 89.3 O`ahu, KIPM 89.7 Maui, KIPH 88.3 Hana, KHPH 88.7 Kailua-Kona). Streaming at http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/  

Monday, March 4 2013

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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“Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama” is heard every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm Hawai`i Time on HPR-2 (KIPO 89.3 O`ahu, KIPM 89.7 Maui, KIPH 88.3 Hana, KHPH 88.7 Kailua-Kona) 

Monday, February 25 2013

Robert Cazimero of the legendary Brothers Cazimero has a new solo release out called "Hula 2," in which he plays piano and sings classic hula songs, as well as his own compositions.  HPR’s Derrick Malama asked Robert about a passage he wrote in the liner notes for his album.

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Listen to the complete interview with Robert Cazimero on "Kanikapila Sunday" from February 24, 2013. 

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The Brothers Cazimero are in concert in the Hawai`i Theatre on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm.  The Ladies of the Royal Dance Company, Halau Na Kamalei  also perform in a concert titled “Merrie Monarch: A Golden Era."  For tickets visit www.hawaiitheatre.com

“Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama” is heard every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm Hawai`i Time on HPR-2 (KIPO 89.3 O`ahu, KIPM 89.7 Maui, KIPH 88.3 Hana, KHPH 88.7 Kailua-Kona) 

Thursday, February 21 2013

Hawai`i’s award-winning vocal trio Na Leo stopped by "Kanikapila Sunday" to speak with host Derrick Malama about their latest release, “Romantic Waikiki.” Listen to the complete interview from February 17, 2013:

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For more information about Na Leo, visit www.naleo.net

“Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama” is heard every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm Hawai`i Time on HPR-2 (KIPO 89.3 O`ahu, KIPM 89.7 Maui, KIPH 88.3 Hana, KHPH 88.7 Kailua-Kona) 

Thursday, January 3 2013

The Hawai`i Island band Kahulanui draws its inspiration from Hawaiian Swing music orchestras of the 1920s and 30s. The band's debut album is called "Hula Ku`i." Leader Lolena Naipo Jr. stopped by HPR recently along with fellow members Patrick Eskildsen and Jesse Snyder. Derrick Malama asked Naipo why he chose to revive the sounds of that bygone era.

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Listen to the complete interview as it ran on December 30, 2012 on HPR-2's Kanikapila Sunday.

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Sunday, September 30 2012

The award-winning composer and performer discusses his new release, “Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love),” with Derrick Malama.

Listen to the complete interview that aired on Kanikapila Sunday.

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Monday, August 27 2012

Derrick MalamaHPR’s Derrick Malama talks with Jeff Peterson about Kanikapila Sunday Live at YWCA Laniākea---a special live broadcast on Sunday September 9th.  Click to hear the interview and a couple of original songs by Jeff Peterson. 

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Sunday, February 19 2012

Two members of the group Waipuna, Kale Hannahs and Matt Sproat, stopped by HPR to talk story with Derrick Malama about their sophomore release, "E Ho`i Mai." Listen now to the complete interview that aired on Kanikapila Sunday.

Waipuna's sophomore release is "E Ho`i Mai."

Waipuna's sophomore release is "E Ho`i Mai." For more information visit http://waipunaonline.com/

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Friday, February 10 2012

Award-winning singer-songwriter Kuana Torres Kahele co-founded the Hawaiian music group Na Palapalai. He stopped by HPR's Atherton Performing Arts Studio to talk story and play music from his solo release "Kaunaloa." Kahele told Derrick Malama his inspiration for one song on the album was a trip to Paris.

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 Kuana Torres Kahele's album "Kaunaloa" is distributed by Mountain Apple Company.

Kuana Torres Kahele's album "Kaunaloa" is distributed by Mountain Apple Company. Image courtesy of http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/kuana/

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  • Hear the complete interview that aired on Kanikapila Sunday on February 12:  

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  • Learn more about Kuana Torres Kahele and his solo album here.
Wednesday, August 24 2011

Hawaiian music legend Robert Cazimero sings and plays piano on a new solo album, “Hula,” and told HPR’s Derrick Malama of his intent to leave behind an archive of songs for future generations. The project evolved from a conversation he had with his co-producer.

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  • Hear Derrick Malama's full, 20-minute interview with Robert Cazimero that aired on Kanikapila Sunday:

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  • Want to track down that great song you heard on Kanikapila Sunday? Check out the weekly playlist for a complete listing of title, artist, album and label.
Tuesday, March 8 2011
Hawaiian slack key guitar virtuoso John Keawe’s new release is called “Play With Me Papa,” and it's a collection of all-original vocal and instrumental songs. The Big Island resident recently visited Honolulu to talk story with and play live at our studios. HPR’s Derrick Malama asked him about the meaning behind the title of the album.

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Wednesday, February 9 2011
Multiple Hoku Award-winner Kenneth Makuakane is a versatile musician and composer who has produced more than 100 albums for artists including Raiatea Helm, Na Leo, HAPA, and Amy Hanaiali`i. Makuakane stopped by HPR to talk story with Derrick Malama who asked him first about his musical influences.

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Friday, December 24 2010
Hilo resident Mark Yamanaka recently visited HPR's Atherton Studio to talk story and play songs from his recently-released debut album, "Lei Pua Kenikeni." He told host Derrick Malama that his recording of Nani Ka Honua was written by his mentor, famed Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho.

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Tuesday, July 27 2010

Legendary singer, songwriter, and slack key guitar master Keola Beamer and Grammy Award-nominee Raiatea Helm have recorded their first album together, entitled Keola Beamer and Raiatea. They're preparing for a concert tour of the islands next month and recently sat down with our own Derrick Malama in HPR's Atherton Studio. He started off by asking the duo why they began working together.

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The complete interview aired on August 1st, during Kanikapila Sunday on KIPO.  To listen, click here:

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Thursday, July 15 2010

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jeff Peterson has two unique concerts coming up. One--later this month--traces the orgins of the guitar from its roots in the Arab world to today's Hawaiian slack key. And the other--on Sunday--reunites Peterson with shakuhachi Grandmaster Riley Lee. Peterson recently brought his slack key guitar to our studios where HPR's Derrick Malama asked him about the first concert with Lee. For tickets to the Jeff Peterson/Riley Lee concert this Sunday at the Doris Duke Theatre, call 532-8700. The concert at Shangri La is sold out. 

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Wednesday, July 14 2010
For her first Hawaiian music album, Kainani Kahaunaele won 3 Hoku Awards. After 7 years, she's back with her much anticipated sophomore release, Ohai Ula. She recently stopped by our studios with her producer, Shawn Pimental, to "talk story" and play songs from the new album. HPR's Derrick Malama asked Kainani - who wrote most of the songs - about her inspiration for the first track on the CD, Eia Ke Aloha. 

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Monday, May 31 2010

The 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawaii's version of the Grammys, were handed out last night in the Hawaii Convention Center. Maui's Uluwehi Guerrero came away with two trophies for his release "Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha," including Hawaiian Album of the Year and Best Liner Notes. HPR's Derrick Malama recently spoke with the Kumu Hula about the creative process that went into putting together his album of mostly falsetto music.

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Wednesday, November 25 2009
Vocalist Lorna Lim is back with her first solo album in over a decade. It's called Polinahe, which means "soft and sweet music from the heart." Lim and her husband Wailau Ryder recently visited our studios, where HPR's Derrick Malama asked her about what inspired the sound her new album.

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AIRED: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Monday, October 26 2009
Hawaiian music legend Eddie Kamae's latest CD is called "Yesterday and Today Volume 2." It features classic songs recorded with The Sons of Hawaii in the 1970's, as well as new music produced with the group's latest lineup. Derrick Malama sat down with Eddie and his wife Myrna recently and asked him what it was like working with new blood. 

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