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 39th annual Territorial New Year’s Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Hau’oli Makahiki Hou – Genoa Keawe
2- Right on – Waikiki Girls
3- Drinking Champagne – Myra English
4- Geevum – Don Ho
5- No Hilahila – Myrtle K. Hilo
6- Sweet Someone – Eddie & Betty Cole
7- Tutu E – Joseph Serrao
8- Hawaiian Hospitality – Ted Fio Rito
9- Okolehao Blues – Norman Clarke
10- Gone With The Wind – Kalima Brothers
11- Auld Lang Syne – Leo Nahenahe Singers
Length: 53:04 Released on: 12-29-2017 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists