Okinawan Festival

Hawaii Okinawa Today - 2020

New episodes premiere on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 7 pm and repeat the following Thursdays at 5 pm. No episode airs on the fifth Thursday of the month. On Olelo Community Media channel NATV 53 (Oceanic Cable/Spectrum). 

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Our latest HOT shows are available on OleloNet On Demand.


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All our shows are submitted in high definition format.  'Olelo currently offers HD programming on Hawaiian Telcom channels 1049 and 1053.


2020 Television Schedule

Sat, Nov 7, 7pm & Thu, Nov 12 and 19, 5pm Re-run of show ONE of the 22nd Okinawan Festival held at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki on September 4 & 5, 2004. This episode features the fabulous group from Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands - BEGIN. The group members are childhood friends Eisho Higa (sanshin, vocals), Masaru Shimabukuro (guitar), and Hitoshi Uechi (piano). In this performance they are accompanied by Satoshi Nonaka (bass) and Takayuki Metsugi (drums)
Sat, Nov 21, 7pm & Thur, Nov 26 and Dec 3, 5pm 2020 HOT Thanksgiving Special . Featuring greetings from the HUOA Executive Director Jon Itomura, President Lynn Miyahira, and President-Elect Patrick Miyashiro. The HUOA club leaders also express their gratitude and best wishes.
Sat, Dec 5, 7pm; Thurs, Dec 10 and 17, 5pm Re-run of show NINE of the 22nd Okinawan Festival held at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki on September 4 & 5, 2004. This episode features presentation of the Naha Taiko Club from Naha City, Okinawa, Hawaii Taiko Kai, Kiyoko Gushiken (Radio Okinawa), and the continuation of BEGIN from show ONE.
Sat, Dec 19, 7pm & Thurs,  Dec 24, 5pm HOT Holiday Special featuring HUOA's first Legacy Award honorees in 2003. Seian Hokama, Kikue Kaneshiro, Shinsuke Nakamine, Harry Seisho Nakasone, Akira Sakima, Albert Teruya, and Yasuo Uezu. HUOA Executive Director Jon Itomura recaps 2020 and also wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

Special Programming: Yuntaku Live!

Episode 19,
Hawaii Okinawa Student Exchange Program

Monday, 12/21, 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 12/23, 9:30 AM

Thursday, 12/24, 10:00 PM

Saturday, 12/26, 12:00 PM

Episode 20,
Urizon Minyo

Tuesday, 12/22, 6:00 PM

Thursday, 12/24, 8:00 AM

Friday, 12/25, 10:00 PM

Saturday, 12/26, 2:00 PM

Episode 22,

Sunday, 12/27, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, 12/30, 4:30 PM

Thursday, 12/31, 10:00 PM

Saturday, 1/02, 8:00 AM