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Lovely Hula Hands

Posted on December 2, 2014 in Hawaiian Music

In 1939, Honolulu-born Robert Alexander Anderson was inspired by the beautiful movements of a hula dancer and wrote “Lovely Hula Hands,” which became an instant hit. Today, well-known musician Robert Cazimero has rerecorded this old time favorite and made it his own. Let the relaxing sights and sounds remind you of our Islands as you listen to this beautiful, updated version and watch the hula movements of Hawaiian Airlines’ own Debbie Nakanelua-Richards.

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Family Ingredients

Posted on December 2, 2014 in Cuisine

Enjoy this episode of “Family Ingredients,” a traveling food show hosted by local Chef Ed Kenney. This particular story takes us to the Nakasone family reunion as Chef Kenney visits with Hawaiʻi’s famed Chef Alan Wong in his hometown of Wahiawa, located in Oahu’s central valley. As we see here in Hawai’i, food is at the heart of family gatherings and connects the generations to family values, tradition and culture.

Click here to watch video: http://youtu.be/YyN6wj-RHA4

Nupepa

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hawaii Culture

More than 100 Hawaiian-language newspapers were published here in the Islands between 1834 and 1948. The result was more than one million typescript pages of text, one of the largest native-languages collections in the western world. Featuring traditional and contemporary hula, “Ka Leo Kanaka” pays tribute to this recently discovered Hawaiian culture and history. Enjoy their mesmerizing interpretation of unique Hawaiian stories, chants and news founds in thousands of newspapers.

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WhatSUP

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hawaii Watersports

Many of the surfing spots on Hawai‘i Island are secret, and are usually not crowded. In this story, we explore some of these hidden gems, so you can experience the waves just like the locals do.

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Na ‘Aina Kai

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Nature

A garden starts with planting just one seed, but when Joyce and Ed Doty retired to Kilauea, Kauaʻi, and began their garden in the 1980s, they never imagined it would grow into Na ʻAina Kai, a 240-acre botanical garden and sculpture park that is now open to the public. Na ʻAina Kai, meaning “land by the sea,” offers visitors the chance to explore a multitude of beautiful gardens and one of the largest collections of bronze sculpture in the United States.

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Hōkūle‘a Arrives in Tahiti

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hokulea

Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia are Polynesian canoes that departed O‘ahu earlier this year on a three-year journey around the world to encourage a more sustainable planet. This segment details Hōkūleʻa's and Hikianalia's successful arrival in Tahiti, marking the completion of the first international leg of the Worldwide Voyage. The trip continues through French Polynesia, Rarotonga, and American Samoa.

Click here to watch video: http://youtu.be/h4LSNfEmozE

Mamo performs Hawai‘i Nei

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hawaiian Music

Nathan Aweau, three-time Male Vocalist of the Year, and Jeff Peterson, three-time Grammy Award winner and producer, form Mamo, a talented musical duo that celebrates their local heritage through song. Blending their musical genius, they have a knack for putting a contemporary spin on Hawaiian music by incorporating slack key, Hawaiian falsetto and traditional Hawaiian percussion instruments. Enjoy their performance of “Hawai’i Nei.”

Click here to watch video: http://youtu.be/Or6mo_4zY9k

Hokule'a Embarks

Posted on August 4, 2014 in Polynesian Culture

Hokule'a and Hikianalia are Polynesian canoes that departed O'ahu earlier this year on a three-year journey around the world to encourage a more sustainable planet. The voyage will be equipped with state-of-the-art communications technology, including Google Hangout capabilities, videos and photos. This will allow everyone to be part of the worldwide voyage and learn about historical traditions and values. Click here to view the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl0KZkFl1Yc&list=UUEQChJ6hAFgppcz3jHuKnv...

OluKai Ho'olaule'a

Posted on August 4, 2014 in Hawaii Watersports

Maui is known for its relaxing way of life, but every spring things pick up speed when the OluKai Ho'olaule'a takes place on Maui's North Shore. This event features family-friendly cultural activities and draws some of the world's biggest names in stand up paddling as well as one-man and two-man outrigger canoe paddling as they all compete for cash prizes and gifts. Take a closer look at these athletes as they show off their skills on the spectacular coast of Maui.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ6SqTJnff0&list=UUEQChJ6hAFgppcz3jHuKnv...

Makua Rothman

Posted on August 4, 2014 in Hawaiian Music, Surfing

Makua Rothman grew up on the North Shore of O'ahu and became an accomplished big wave rider, but along the way he also mastered music. Influenced by famous Hawaiian musicians, Makua has been playing ukulele and singing for years. Feel the aloha spirit as you listen to Makua's deep-rooted Hawaiian style with a song from his debut album, Sound Wave.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2u6HuvHf9E&index=3&list=UUEQChJ6hAFgppc...

Hawaiian Airlines 85th Anniversary

Posted on August 4, 2014 in Hawaiian Airlines

This year, Hawaiian Airlines is proud to celebrate its 85th anniversary. It's hard to believe it all started way back in 1929 with flights from O'ahu to Maui and Hawai'i Island. From expanding its fleet to extending its services internationally, there were many pivotal moments that ultimately made Hawaiian Airlines into Hawai'i's longest-serving airline.

Click here to view the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc0x0mNwFio&list=UUEQChJ6hAFgppcz3jHuKnvg

Catch of the Day

Posted on August 1, 2014 in Culture, Cuisine

Enjoy an episode of "Family Ingredients," a fascinating traveling food show hosted by local Chef Ed Kenney, as he traces the history of ancestral dishes from Hawai'i to their origins and discovers cultural stories along the way. In this show, Chef Kenney and his guest, Alan Wong, visit two important ports where they find the delicious catch of the day.

Click here to view the video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyGa4R46bBw