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                                “Kumulipo,” a new printing of the Hawaiian creation story, features illustrations by Doug Po‘oloa Tolentino.
New book highlights Hawaiian creation story

The Kumulipo is the Hawaiian creation story. It is analogous to the Judeo­-Christian book of Genesis in the Bible, or the Poetic Edda, the collection of ancient Norse poems that tells the story of the primordial being Ymir. Read more

On the Scene with musician Daphne Sanchez

Born and raised on Kauai, Daphne Sanchez met entertainment industry veteran Art Umezu when she was 15. She was competing in a talent contest on Kauai; he was one of the judges. Read more

                                Frank De Lima recalls last year’s lockdowns and beach closures in his new single, “Hooray It’s Gone fo Good.”
New Frank De Lima song welcomes 2021

The song “Hooray for Hollywood,” first heard in the 1937 musical comedy “Hollywood Hotel,” is reworked local style as Frank De Lima welcomes the new year with a look back at the year almost everyone would like to forget. Read more

                                Lukela Keala, 42, celebrated another career first in December when he released his eponymous, full-length solo album of mainstream Hawaiian music.
On the Scene with musician Lukela Keala

Lukela Keala was born in Wailuku. He grew up in Kapuna Valley in Maui’s Waihee area, graduated from Baldwin High School, and went straight into music. Read more

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