As the old year was ending in ancient times, Hawaiian kahuna associated with certain He’iau on the Western side of each inhabited Hawaiian island would watch for the appearance of “Makali’i”, a store cluster that appears in the evening sky.
Once “Makali’i” was seen, the next 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 Hawaiian practice of makahiki!
For this show, we’ll focus on recordings of New Year’s music.
Join us as we share favorite recordings illustrating that “Territorial New Years” type of Hawaiian music.
This week's playlist:
1- Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Genoa Keawe
2- Pau Pilikia – Ernest Tavares & Bernie Ka’ai
3- Let’s Go For Broke – Andy Iona & his Islanders
4- Koni Au I Ka Wai – Harry Owens Orchestra
5- No Hilahila – Myrtle K. Hilo
6- Okole Maluna – Andy Iona & his Islanders
7- Niu Hao Hao – Leina’ala Haili
8- A Wee Doech An’ Doris – Sol K. Bright
9- Come My House – Linda Dela Cruz
10- Hawaiian Hospitality – Ted Fio Rito Orchestra
11- Auld Lang Syne – Leo Nahenahe Singers
Length: 53:29 Released on: 01-01-2016 Artist/Compiled by: Hauoli Makahiki Hou