133 episodes

Your favorite Hawai'i podcast hosted by Kamaka Dias talking stories with influential figures in Hawai'i and beyond about their lives and our culture. Join us as we get to know our guests a little deeper and talk about what keeping it aloha truly means.

Keep it Aloha Kamaka Dias

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 214 Ratings

Your favorite Hawai'i podcast hosted by Kamaka Dias talking stories with influential figures in Hawai'i and beyond about their lives and our culture. Join us as we get to know our guests a little deeper and talk about what keeping it aloha truly means.

    #129 | Augie T., Frank De Lima & Andy Bumatai | The legends of Hawai'i comedy

    #129 | Augie T., Frank De Lima & Andy Bumatai | The legends of Hawai'i comedy

    Frank De Lima is an award-winning comic who has been entertaining local residents and tourists alike for over 45 years with his zany parodies, outrageous sense of humor and spontaneous creativity. His current catalog consists of three videos and 13 comedy albums, 11 of which have won him the coveted Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award.



    Andy Bumatai is an actor, stand-up comedian, host and producer. He has recorded a number of comedy albums with his first winning a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awardnfor most promising artist and later 3 more for best comedy performance. He has many many accolades from decades of work under his belt, but currently he is the host of the Daily Pidgin Podcast, a show that talks about the Hawaiian Pidgin language and Hawaiʻi local customs.



    Augie Tulba (Augie T.) is a comedian, actor and radio personality with over 30 years of experience. He was named one of the US’s top undiscovered comedians in 2019. He is recognized as and one of Hawai’i’s top 100 influential Filipinos and was named comedian of the year as the “Funniest Comic” in Hawai’i back in 2012. He was awarded the best comedy show by Honolulu Magazine and has won 2 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award. He is the only local comedian to sell out the Blaisdell arena.



    In this episode we talk about their journeys into comedy, how they met each other, memories from years of working in comedy, the state of comedy today, future plans and so much more. Enjoy!


    Find Frank here: https://www.frankdelima.com/Find Andy here: https://www.instagram.com/andybumatai/Find Augie here: https://www.instagram.com/augiet/



    Buy our merch on:
    Official website: https://keepitaloha.com/

    Support us on:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kamakadias

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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepitalohapod
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    Listen to us on:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keep-it-aloha/id1592266675
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3S4albn4TaWiwqcLVSnHNb?si=88d056857a5b41f2

    • 2 hr 14 min
    #128 | Stephanie Lum | Going after what you want, working in the news, and marathon running

    #128 | Stephanie Lum | Going after what you want, working in the news, and marathon running

    Stephanie Lum is an Emmy Award-Winning news anchor from the island of O’ahu. Not only is she the Hawaii News Now evening news anchor, but she is also a marathoner, triathlete, singer, and foodie. She does it all. Stephanie also hosts her podcast called Muthaship with her two best friends talking about parenthood, friendship, and lessons they’ve learned while growing as working moms in Hawai’i. In this episode we talk about growing up being curious, how she got into journalism, her journey to the news, running marathons and being a triathlete, juggling all the things in her life, and so much more. Enjoy!



    Find Stephanie here: https://www.instagram.com/stephanielumhnn/



    Buy our merch on:
    Official website: https://keepitaloha.com/

    Support us on:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kamakadias

    Follow us on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepitalohapod/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepitalohapod
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@keepitalohapod

    Listen to us on:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keep-it-aloha/id1592266675
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3S4albn4TaWiwqcLVSnHNb?si=88d056857a5b41f2

    • 1 hr 52 min
    #127 | Osna | Aliamanu days, battle rapping, and everything Hawai'i

    #127 | Osna | Aliamanu days, battle rapping, and everything Hawai'i

    Osna Ronquilio is a popular DJ from the island of O’ahu. He is also an artist, producer, rapper, emcee, and videographer. As an American battle rapper, he has over 21 battles and nearly 1 million views and is part of the island born rap group called Angry Locals which consists of Krystillez, BigMox, Mic3, and of course our guest. They released their debut album “Aloha From Hawai’i” and a follow up EP “Shaka to the Neck” which he produced, mixed and recorded. This father has been killing the game for over a decade in Hawai'i. In this episode we talk about raising himself from a young age, getting into all his hobbies, how he got into battle rapping and DJ’ing, his priorities these days, keeping it aloha, and so much more. Enjoy!

    Find Osna here: https://www.instagram.com/osnizzle/

    Buy our merch on:
    Official website: https://keepitaloha.com/

    Support us on:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kamakadias

    Follow us on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepitalohapod/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepitalohapod
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@keepitalohapod

    Listen to us on:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keep-it-aloha/id1592266675
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3S4albn4TaWiwqcLVSnHNb?si=88d056857a5b41f2

    • 2 hr 19 min
    #126 | Emma Koa | Purpose as Hawaiians, social media controversy, and holding people accountable

    #126 | Emma Koa | Purpose as Hawaiians, social media controversy, and holding people accountable

    Emma Koa is a Native-Hawaiian femalepreneur from the island of O’ahu. She is the founder, owner, and operator of Moon Kine Tingz which is a business that creates products that appropriately captures the Hawaiian lifestyle, enhances awareness, and sparks joy for ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi to get more people talking about/in ʻōlelo, to mālama our community and ʻāina as they mālama us. This mother and cultural practitioner strives to keep her culture and language alive by being the best steward of this place and cultural resources. In this episode we talk about growing up being kūʻē, her purpose in life, Hawaiian culture, holding people accountable, social media issues, having respectful discourse, answer controversial questions and so much more. Enjoy!


    Find Emma here: https://www.instagram.com/moonkinetingz/



    Buy our merch on: https://keepitaloha.com/



    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kamakadias

    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@KeepitAlohaPod/

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepitalohapod/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepitalohapod/

    Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@keepitalohapod

    • 2 hr 54 min
    #125 | Talk story with Drew Honda | Sweet Enemy Clothing, life update, and the entrepreneur life

    #125 | Talk story with Drew Honda | Sweet Enemy Clothing, life update, and the entrepreneur life

    Drew Honda is an entrepreneur from the island of O’ahu. He is the CEO and founder of Sweet Enemy clothing. We welcome him back to the podcast after 100 episodes to see what he has been up to.

    In this episode we talk about what he’s been up to since the last time he was on the podcast, the entrepreneur life, Sweet Enemy Clothing, traveling, his newfound love for pickleball, and so much more. Enjoy!

    Find Drew here: https://www.instagram.com/drewhonda/


    Find Sweet Enemy Clothing here: https://www.instagram.com/sweetenemyclothing/



    Buy our merch on: https://keepitaloha.com/



    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kamakadias

    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@KeepitAlohaPod/

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepitalohapod/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepitalohapod/

    Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@keepitalohapod

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #124 | Eli-Mac | American Idol, finding her sound and never giving up

    #124 | Eli-Mac | American Idol, finding her sound and never giving up

    Camile Velasco A.K.A. Eli-Mac is a proud Filipino musician from the island of Maui. She is a singer-songwriter who launched her career at the age of 18 when she landed a spot on American Idol as a top 10 finalist on season 3. From there she went on to record a version of Bob Marley’s Guava Jelly produced by his son Stephen Marley, at Tuff Gong studios in Jamaica. The track earned her the Hawai'i music awards single of the year. Since then, this Roots girl has been touring relentlessly across the US and beyond and have shared the stage with iconic artists like Gwen Stefani, Sublime, Lauryn Hill, Shaggy, Stephen Marley, Iration, SOJA, Collie Buddz, J Boog and Common Kings, just to name a few. In this episode we talk about her journey on American Idol, her long road to success, never giving up, how she found her sound, cannabis, music, and so much more. Enjoy!



    Find Eli-Mac here: https://www.instagram.com/eli_mac/



    Buy our merch on: https://keepitaloha.com/



    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kamakadias

    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@KeepitAlohaPod/

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepitalohapod/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keepitalohapod/

    Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@keepitalohapod

    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

Djbrennan ,

Everyone should listen to this

This podcast has a wide variety of guests that provide great conversation, insight, advice, and stories. Every episode will leave you feeling good and hopefully with a new perspective and appreciation of life and how to be your best self and just a good person all around. I love this podcast.

BrnNRaise808 ,

Mahalo plenty from Seattle!!

So good to hear the locals talking stories n laughing!! Can’t wait to see who your next guest going be! Stay Pono🤙🏽

mmiyashima ,

Mahalo!

Absolutely love this podcast & the awesome guests!

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