EMME Inc. culminates the celebration of Emme’s Island Moments 15th Anniversary by once again bringing to Hawaii’s television viewers “Emme’s Christmas Island Moments”. Filmed in the intimate Road Runner Music Hall before a live studio audience, Emme’s musical guests include Willie K, Na Leo, John Cruz, Ernie Cruz, Jr., Jimmy Borges, Pauline Wilson, Voices of Praise, Jasmine Trias, Jordan Segundo and the Ke Alaula Halau. Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Al Waterson, comedian Augie T. and KSSK’s Perry and Price all make cameo appearances. During this anniversary special, we also look back at some of Emme’s favorite moments of Christmas Past. In addition to the unforgettable holiday music and merriment, Emme’s guests will be supporting Hawaii’s keiki with gift donations to Toys for Tots.
Willie K, who has participated in many of Emme's Island Moments reflects, “Emme's Island Moments is really about the aloha spirit that Emme always shares with the people of Hawaii, how she makes ALL the people here in Hawaii feel very important telling their stories big and small. Each Island Moment brings a new story that most of our islanders don't know about, so each Island Moment segment becomes a new journey not just for guests on the show as they share their deepest thoughts, but for viewers, as well, who become inspired by them.” We’ll be presenting a musical montage of Willie K’s “O Holy Night” as he’s sang it on our Christmas Island Moments show for the past decade and a half.
As mentioned, we also feature a very special halau “Ke Alaula”, women inmates from the Women’s Community Correctional Center. As Emme explains, “The women are part of a Hina Mauka Rehabilitation Program. The use hula and their halau for team and character building. They teach us that we are all imperfect but we cheer one another on to better our station in life, especially those who have lost their way.”
Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing Kalani Nakoa spreads his holiday spirit, “It is our pleasure to bring Emme's Christmas Island Moments 15th anniversary to viewers statewide. As our hotel motto is "turning Hawaiian Dreams into Life long memories", we appreciate all the inspirational island stories and moments that Emme has produced for us to enjoy – all these years. As we say here ---Maui No Ka Oi---congratulations, Emme you’re the best!”
Executive producer and host Emme Tomimbang shares, “This 15th anniversary is truly a milestone for EMME Inc. and I know it would not have been possible without the many friends, sponsors, vendors, and viewers who have given their enduring support over the past 15 years. We are so grateful to everyone for making Emme’s Christmas Island Moments ‘an island viewing tradition’.”
During these tough economic times, EMME Inc. with support from sponsors will continue to “gift” Hawaii audiences throughout the state with music and holiday cheer for everyone to enjoy.
Emme’s 15th Anniversary Christmas Island Moments is scheduled to air on:
•Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 9-10pm – Primary Broadcast
•Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 4-5pm – Re-Broadcast
•Friday, Christmas Day from 3-4pm – Encore Presentation. All broadcasts will be on KHON2
Emme’s Christmas Island Moments is brought to you in part by: mesh by Shari Saiki, Oceanic Time
Warner Cable, Queen’s Medical Center, Servco Lexus and City Mill. Closed Captioning is provided
by The Caption Company with support from Expeditions Lanai-Maui Ferry.