As the old year was ending in ancient times in Hawaii, Kahuna associated with certain he’eiau on the Western side of each inhabited Hawaiian island would watch for the appearance of “Na Huihui o Makali’i”, a star cluster that appears in the evening sky.
Once “Makali’i” was seen, the next new moon would begin the “Makahiki” season, a 4-month period when warfare was prohibited, and people celebrated with games and sports.
When Westerners arrived with their tradition of the New Year’s celebration, it coincided with the Hawaiians practice of Makahiki. Thus, “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” now says “Happy New Year!”
Today, we’ll spin some lyrical libations, as we share our 36th annual Territorial New Year’s Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Hau’oli Makahiki Hou – Genoa Keawe
2- Oli Oli Makahiki Hou – Leo Nahenahe Singers
3- Sweet Someone – Eddie & Betty Cole
4- Gone With The Wind – Kalima Brothers
5- I Will Remember You – Alfred Apaka
6- Lover’s Prayer – Lena Mota
7- I Ali’i No ‘Oe – Frank & Cathy Kawelo
8- Ei Nei – Joseph Serrao
9- E Ku’u Baby Hot Cha Cha – Buddy Fo
10- Let’s Go For Broke – Andy Iona
11- Right On – Singing Surfriders
12- Auld Lang Syne – Leo Nahenahe Singers
Length: 54:03 Released on: 12-26-2014 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists