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Waipunalei

Kainani's favorite song, inspired by a place near Hilo and written during the pandemic.

Waipunalei

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Song Challenge: Kainani Kahaunaele

Kainani Kahaunaele steps up to the PBS Hawaiʻi Song Challenge!

Song Challenge: Kainani Kahaunaele

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Puaʻala

A song written by Kainani as a 70th birthday present for aunty Aileen Enos.

Puaʻala

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Mahinakauahiahi

A song written by Kainani for her first-born child.

Mahinakauahiahi

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Lei Hoʻoheno

A song written by Kainani Kahaunaele and recorded by Weldon Kekauoha.

Lei Hoʻoheno

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Kīholo (digital exclusive)

Written by Kainani during a weekend trip to Kīholo, Kona.

Kīholo (digital exclusive)

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Kaulana Versae

A love song inspired by a spontaneous trip to France with family and friends.

Kaulana Versae

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He Lei Aloha No Mi Nei (digital exclusive)

He Lei Aloha No Mi Nei was inspired by a camping trip in Kaʻu on Hawaiʻi Island.

He Lei Aloha No Mi Nei (digital exclusive)

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Eia Ke Aloha

Written after a day of holoholo with friends, ending with a night in Kaimū.

Eia Ke Aloha

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Song Challenge: Mark Yamanaka

Mark Yamanaka takes a crack at the PBS Hawaiʻi Song Challenge.

Song Challenge: Mark Yamanaka

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Mark Yamanaka - This Is Paradise

Mark Yamanaka discusses why he wrote This Is Paradise.

Mark Yamanaka - This Is Paradise

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Mark Yamanaka - Morning Drive

Learn about the collaboration between Mark and his wife for the song Morning Drive.

Mark Yamanaka - Morning Drive

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Mark Yamanaka - Maui Under Mooonlight

Mark Yamanaka talks story about writing Maui Under Moonlight with his wife and children.

Mark Yamanaka - Maui Under Mooonlight

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Mark Yamanaka - Lei Lehua

Mark Yamanaka shares why the Lei Lehua is an anthem song.

Mark Yamanaka - Lei Lehua

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Mark Yamanaka - Kanaka Waiwai

Mark Yamanaka shares why this song is a favorite of his family.

Mark Yamanaka - Kanaka Waiwai

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Mark Yamanaka - He Aloha No Punaluʻu

He Aloha No Punaluʻu is a song about the beautiful black sand beach in Punaluʻu.

Mark Yamanaka - He Aloha No Punaluʻu

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Mark Yamanaka - Āi Holo Īse Mālie

Mark Yamanaka shares about how his good friend Kihei Nahale-a composed this song for him.

Mark Yamanaka - Āi Holo Īse Mālie

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Song Challenge: Kuana Torres Kahele and Robert Cazimero

Kuana Torres Kahele and Robert Cazimero step up to the PBS Hawaiʻi Song Challenge.

Song Challenge: Kuana Torres Kahele and Robert Cazimero

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Kuana Torres Kahele - Waimanu I Ka Lauoha

A song composed by Kuana, dedicated to his family and where they come from.

Kuana Torres Kahele - Waimanu I Ka Lauoha

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Kuana Torres Kahele - Pīkake Madagaseka

An original composition inspired by the stephanotis flower, or "Madagascarian Jasmine".

Kuana Torres Kahele - Pīkake Madagaseka

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Kuana Torres Kahele - Palisa

Inspired by a trip to Paris, Palisa talks about the culture and history of France.

Kuana Torres Kahele - Palisa

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Kuana Torres Kahele - Kuana on Telling The Story

Kuana explains how Hawaiian music is more than just a song and a melody.

Kuana Torres Kahele - Kuana on Telling The Story

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Kuana Torres Kahele - Kuana on Nature

Kuana talks about the importance of nature as a singer and composer of Hawaiian music.

Kuana Torres Kahele - Kuana on Nature

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Kuana Torres Kahele - Kuana on Composing New Music

Kuana Torres Kahele speaks about his feelings when composing and releasing original music.

Kuana Torres Kahele - Kuana on Composing New Music