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Kaleo, born and raised Hawaiian, reigns from the Island of Oahu. Kaleo found his passion for bringing sweet Hawaiian music to you Sunday mornings shortly after having the opportunity to meet and be interviewed by the late “Mynah Bird” on KHBC, 1060 AM, Hilo Hawai’i. KHBC went on air in 1936 and was Hawai’i’s oldest and renowned radio station until 2009 when it re-launched the heritage station as KIPA, whose call letters were established in 1947. Kaleo learned from “Mynah Bird” that Hawaiian music is made up of disparate styles that enhance and complement each other. In Hawaii, Polynesian culture mixes with everything from Spanish cowboy songs to English hymns, along with ragtime ukulele, steel and slack-key guitars. All these facets give the Hawaiian sound distinctive and recognizable textures.
Da Crew at Island Style: Aunty Linda, Uncle David Da Lelihua Mongoose, Kauluwehi, or Pilialoha, all from Hawai’i, can also be found on air for your enjoyment. The silent pueo, Snow Gryl, kokuas by posting the playlist and researching mele background.