As the old year was ending in ancient times in Hawaii, Kahuna associated with certain heiau 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 40th annual Territorial New Year’s Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Hau’oli Makahiki Hou – Genoa Keawe
2- Hawaiian Hospitality – Ted Fio Rito
3- Let’s Go For Broke – Andy Iona
4- Okole Maluna – Andy Iona
5- A Wee Doech An’ Doris – Sol K. Bright
6- Geevum – Don Ho
7- Welakahou –Ed Kenney
8- Koni Au I Ka Wai – Harry Owens
9- Pau Pilikia – Ernest & Freddie Tavares
10- I’m Pau – Dick McIntire & Harmony Hawaiians
11- Right on – Waikiki Girls
12- Auld Lang Syne – Leo Nahenahe Singers
Length: 56:00 Released on: 12-28-2018 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists