Episode 305:

Spirituality in Hawaiʻi

The cowboy lifestyle was introduced to Hawaiʻi by the vaquero after the first cows were brought to the islands as a gift to the King.  From that came the paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.  Paniolo today continue to perpetuate the unique lifestyle and care for our ʻāina.  Host Kamaka Pili sits down with a couple of paniolo from Parker Ranch on Hawaiʻi island.

​​Aloha Authentic is a show celebrating Hawaiian culture.  Through conversations with local artisans, cultural practitioners, kūpuna and community members, we all learn more about Hawaiʻi, our native culture and unique lifestyle.

Episode 306 - Kauaʻi & Niʻihau


Wed, Feb 22, 2023

9:30 pm on KHON2

Fri, Feb 24, 2023

9:00 pm on Hawai'i CW

Sun, Feb 26, 2023

8:00 pm on KHII

Following the arrival of the first Protestant Missionaries to Hawaiʻi in 1820, changes in Hawaiʻi began due to their influence. While some Hawaiians accepted the religion, and others didn’t, challenges still remain. Host Kamaka Pili speaks with Kahu Kenneth Makuakāne of Kawaiahaʻo Church on how Christianity and being Hawaiian can coexist. 

Music is not only entertainment, but a tool of archiving and storytelling. In this episode, host Kamaka Pili sits down with Kuʻuipo Kumukahi from Hawaiian Music Perpetuation Society to bring forth the history and stories of Waikīkī. Hear moʻolelo from Waikīkī’s golden era of music with songbirds Melveen Leed and Karen Keawehawaii, and their performances from Nā Kūpuna Nights.


Copyright 2014-2023          www.alohaauthentic.org          All Rights Reserved 

Episode 303:

Song Birds of Waikīkī

During the plantation days, many cultures influenced Hawaiʻi’s lifestyle, including music. When the Portuguese arrived, they brought with them a stringed instrument. The Hawaiians made it their own and it evolved into the ʻukulele. In this episode, host Kamaka Pili learns its rich history and how it became the sound of Hawaiʻi.

Episode 301:
ʻUkulele with Kanileʻa ʻUkulele

Episode 304:
Paniolo - Hawaiian Cowboy

There are many hands that contribute to perpetuate and preserve Hawaiian Culture. In this episode of Aloha Authentic, host Kamaka Pili sits down with the Daughters of Hawaiʻi, to learn about their preservation efforts of two royal palaces in the islands. We also speak with Pauline Worsham of Moanalua Garden Foundation to learn about the 75th Anniversary of the Prince Lot Hula Festival taking place at Queen Emma Summer Palace.

Coming Up Next...

Episode 302:
Daughters of Hawaiʻi &
​Prince Lot Hula Festival