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"Aloha Authentic with Kamaka Pili" is our television talk show on ʻŌlelo Community Media that started airing in 2015. In this show, Kamaka sat down with artists, practitioners, kūpuna and community members to capture their stories and their understanding of the word "Aloha". The world know "Aloha" as "hello, goodbye, I love you", however to our Hawaiian ancestors, it meant much more than that. Our hope was that our viewers walk away understanding a little deeper sense of the word "Aloha" and our "Aloha spirit". The show ended in 2018.
With social media, we are able to engage with others across the globe. With a swipe of a finger or a tap on the cell phone screen, the opportunity is there to tell stories. So we are dedicated to creating fast and easy content that shares Hawaiian culture, history and education that would fit in the attention space of someone scrolling through their feed. We invite you to FOLLOW us on Instagram @aloha.authentic and on Facebook @alohaauthentic.
In January 2018, we had a fortunate and blessed opportunity to produce weekly segments on KHON2 News during the morning newscast. In February 2019, that has grown to multiple shows per week during both morning and evening newscasts. The growth of our exposure shows us that the interest of Hawaiian culture, history and knowledge is there.
Coming Fall 2019, "Aloha Authentic" returns with monthly half-hour specials on KHON2 News and KHII that will continue the conversations with cultural practitioners, local artisans, kūpuna and community members. The first episode featuring Kealiʻi Reichel is scheduled to air November 21, 2019. Stay tuned.
ALOHA MAI and Welcome to ALOHA AUTHENTIC
Aloha Authentic was established in 2014 by a group of artists who wanted to share Aloha through authentic stories told by local Artisans and practitioners.
The group created the Aloha Authentic platform on ʻŌlelo Community Television - Pili being part of the group and an Artist and Practitioner himself was a perfect match to host the show. His easy going talk story makes it fun and entertaining as well as educational.
The mission of Aloha Authentic is to provide a media platform for Hawaiʻi Artisans and Practitioners to perpetuate their stories, knowledge and experiences to help identify the true essence of "Aloha".