Lim Family to Appear on ‘Island Music, Island Hearts’

September 8, 2015, 10:37 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:14 PM
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Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award winners The Lim Family will make a television appearance on the Sunday, Sept. 13 Fall premiere of “Island Music, Island Hearts” on KGMB, with the episode titled “The Lim Family at Home in Kohala.”

The hour long special will honor the family matriarch Mary Ann Lim, who is soon to turn 80 years old, as well as Sonny Lim, a master of the slack key guitar and winner of the Grammy Award in the Hawaiian Music category. Lorna Lim, winner of Song of the Year for the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and Nani Lim Yap, kumu hula for the overall winners at the 2004 Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, will also be featured in the special.

Lims from three different generations will appear, including keiki who will perform a hula tribute to Aunty Sarah Pule, and the third generation of The Lim Family perform “Keokea Paka” celebrating the Kohala Coastline oasis.

“Culturally speaking, this program offers a rare and respectful look into the best of Hawaiian music and dance,” said Rick Blangiardi, General Manager of Hawai’i News Now. “We are thrilled to be a part of the ‘Island Music, Island Hearts’ series relaunch and present these extraordinary local specials to a new generation of viewers.”

In the documentary, much more than just music and dance is shared. The interwoven stories of Kohala, the stories behind the music, the roots of Lim Family hula traditions, and the sharing of family values are all among the features tied in as the setting revolves around the Kahua Ranch.


An encore broadcast of the Lim family’s feature on “Island Music: Island Hearts” will be replayed on KHNL at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.

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