This week on “Emme’s Classic Island Moments” join Emme Tomimbang in an encore special as she profiles three families with unique challenges and opportunities. Discover the strength of our island families as she speaks with a Maui couple grappling with the loss of their three sons, an island musical duo carrying on the Hawaiian tradition instilled by their ancestors, and a woman passing on her musical talents and love of the Hawaiian culture to the younger generation.
Jane and Alex Nakatani, of Maui, know firsthand what it means to “carry on”, losing their three sons: one to murder and two to AIDS. As part of their healing process, they offer presentations with a video dealing with death and other modern day social issues. “Honor Thy Children,” a book based on their family life story has been on the best seller list. Find out how this island couple has learned to cope and continue to inspire others.
It’s been ten years since we lost Aunty Irmgard Aluli, a noted music legend. See how Aunty Irmgard exudes the strength and pride in her Hawaiian heritage through her music. We also hear from the Aluli ohana as they reminisce about “mommy” and what they are doing to carry on the music of Puamana.
Island singer/songwriter and Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Amy Hanaialii explores the power and emotion of her Hawaiian culture and tradition passed on by her grandmother, Jennie Napua Woodd. Hanaialii also talks about her musical partnership with producer Willie K.
Reminisce with Emme as she talks with these special guests and how they are each carrying on their family legacies.
Hope you'll join us for “Emme’s Classic Island Moments” on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 from 6:00-7:00pm on KFVE – Your Home (Channel 5)!
Brought to you by: Kaanapali Beach Hotel, The Queen’s Medical Center and City Mill.
Closed captioning provided by Stanford Carr Development.