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 34th annual Territorial New Year’s Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Hau’oli Makahiki Hou – Genoa Keawe
2- Tahuwahuwahi – Johnny Spencer
3- Come My House – Linda Dela Cruz
4- Okole Maluna – Andy Iona
5- Koni Au I Ka Wai – Harry Owens
6- A Wee Doech an’ Doris – Sol K. Bright
7- Take It Easy By Slow – Harry Owens
8- I’m Pau – Dick McIntire
9- Pau Pilikia – Ernest Tavares
10- Right On – Al Kealoha Perry
11- Welakahou – Ed Kenney
12- Let’s Go For Broke – Andy Iona
13- Auld Lang Syne – Leo Nahenahe Singers
Length: 54:26 Released on: 12-28-2012 Artist/Compiled by: Various Holiday Artists