Ho'onanea with Colett
Tuesdays 9-11am

"Ho`onanea" means to pass the time in ease, peace and pleasure.


Volunteering at KKCR, Kaua`i Community Radio, gives me the opportunity to share my life long love of Hawaiian music.

During Ho`onanea, you will hear music from the pioneers of Hawaiian music, the "Hawaiian Renaissance" of the 70's, 80's, and musicians of this era. My love for the islands, the people, the culture and of course, the music, is deeply rooted. A native of Honolulu, Hawaiian music is what I first remember hearing as a child. My parents raised me on their vinyl albums of Alfred Apaka, Jesse Kalima, Andy Cummings and so many more. They told me countless stories of entertainment at The Banyan Court of the Moana Hotel, the Royal Hawaiian, and sitting on the beach outside of the Halekulani listening to Hilo Hattie as she danced comic hula and the famous "Hilo Hop." I cannot imagine my life without Hawaiian music!

I LOVE requests and want to play the Hawaiian music you like to hear. Call me at 866-275-1112 toll free, locally at 826-7771, Email me at: myhoonanea@gmail.com or post your request on the HO`ONANEA Facebook page and become part of the fun!

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MAHALO for listening and supporting Kaua`i Community Radio

Listen to past Ho`oonanea Shows:
September 28, 2010 Ho`onanea
Host: Colett
Colett and Kumu Hula Kehaulani Kekua talked about Na Lani Eha, the Royal Four, who were magnificent song writers, and the music which many of us have heard but didn't realize were written by or for them. Listen and hear the inspiration for the once-only event, He Inoa No Na Lani, that will honor them and the ali'i of Hawai'i. The event is October 29 at 7pm at the Kauai Beach Resort. For more information, go to kaieie.org.
August 10, 2010 Ho`onanea
Host: Colett
Colett interviewed Kumu Hula Kehaulani Kekua of Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai on 8/10/10 to talk about the second annual Aha Hula concert.
March 16, 2010 Ho`onanea
Host: Colett
Kumu Kehaulani Kekua Interviewed If you missed Colett's interview with Kehaulani Kekua, the Director of Ka`ie`ie Foundation / Kaua`i Heritage Center, you can listen to it in its entirety by clicking on the links below. Kehaulani is the kumu hula of Halau Palaihiwa o Kaipuwai and is a well-respected Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner. During this interview, she provides a wealth of information regarding hula, her event on March 27th, and Hawaiian cultural history. Not to be missed!
July 29, 2009 Wednesday Happy Hour
Host: Colett
Wednesdays 5-6pm
Guest:  Nathan Kalama, founder of the Malie Foundation and Mokihana Festival and Carol Yotsuda, founder of the Garden Island Arts Council discuss The Year of Hawaiian Music and what's yet to come.