It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Kawai Cockett

Best remembered for his signature hit "Beautiful Kauai," singer Kawai Cockett carried the torch for traditional Hawaiian music into the 21st century. Born September 24, 1938, at Pukoo, Molakai, Cockett was raised by his father's cousin. Unlike most Hawaiian children of his generation, he was raised speaking the island's native tongue and did not learn English until he entered primary school, around which time he also began playing the ukelele. After high school Cockett attended Kapiolani Technical College before relocating to Oahu in 1957 to pursue a career as a performer. A protégé of famed composer John Kameaaloha Almeida, the so-called "Dean of Hawaiian Music," he began his recording career in 1969 with the album Beautiful Kauai, scoring his first and most enduring hit with his definitive rendition of the title cut. Although Cockett recorded a number of LPs throughout his career, winning a Na Hoku Hanohano Award as Male Vocalist of the Year for 1993's O Ka 'Ohao Ku'u 'Aina Nani, he enjoyed his greatest success as a live performer, headlining in Waikiki for more than a decade and touring extensively as a representative of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. Cockett officially retired in 1998, but in the years to follow he regularly played concerts for children, and in 1999 even resurfaced with a new LP, Na Mele Maoli. He died of complications from diabetes on September 20, 2006, less than a week shy of his 68th birthday. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Mahalo Nui for your authenticity . This is what Hawaii is all about! Aloha Oe
rlhaden1
Beautiful
im so glad u were my grandfathers brother i luv and miss u anakala!
lalaevita
Mr. kawai cockett, bings fond memeorries when we worked the hotel industry in the days. E Mahalo keakua, for brother cockett. I can see you in that great luau in the sky. Mahaalo for all you wonderful mele.
lala1.

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[118, 88, 103, 114, 78, 68, 108, 71, 127, 110, 86, 92, 83, 113, 125, 94, 81, 93, 96, 125, 100, 66, 88, 95, 85, 69, 100, 119, 70, 119, 87, 121, 72, 64, 83, 123, 83, 121, 100, 112, 123, 104, 119, 102, 76, 91, 124, 90, 99, 115, 91, 86, 78, 78, 81, 122, 114, 81, 93, 127, 84, 111, 75, 96, 96, 64, 115, 77, 80, 86, 76, 108, 94, 95, 97, 120, 97, 101, 98, 107, 78, 93, 81, 76, 90, 93, 76, 71, 84, 84, 115, 71, 100, 76, 86, 120, 88, 103, 77, 75, 111, 123, 83, 127, 65, 86, 78, 92, 127, 92, 78, 77, 80, 122, 83, 110, 93, 70, 109, 72, 88, 113, 76, 78, 109, 103, 92, 85, 126, 70, 107, 116, 113, 107, 113, 107, 110, 68, 69, 111, 79, 66, 110, 117, 125, 109, 109, 74, 73, 103, 97, 112, 79, 109, 87, 74, 125, 100, 102, 81, 103, 107, 89, 111, 116, 114, 110, 103, 86, 65, 88, 92, 111, 95, 72, 89, 118, 66, 125, 103, 123, 75, 109, 106, 109, 73, 90, 114, 72, 82, 104, 79, 106, 120, 70, 124, 105, 78, 99, 73, 101, 94, 116, 71, 118, 103, 111, 110, 85, 70, 70, 118, 123, 97, 70, 102, 100, 90, 93, 78, 73, 82, 126, 66, 102, 120, 107, 108, 71, 65, 79, 123, 71, 125, 85, 68, 97, 127, 106, 64, 125, 99, 82, 96, 75, 103, 74, 65, 66, 111, 89, 100, 99, 75, 112, 82, 66, 91, 79, 72, 98, 93, 99, 85, 74, 84, 68, 64, 76, 85, 65, 119, 105, 118, 64, 68, 110, 101, 69, 98, 119, 120, 107, 100, 91, 105, 103, 82, 118, 97, 78, 121, 72, 114, 98, 82, 117, 119, 126, 125, 88, 95, 127, 116, 88, 106, 107, 82, 64, 93, 87, 124, 104, 119, 86, 121, 80, 100, 108, 73, 65, 114, 64, 91, 125, 75, 114, 97, 113, 66, 104, 125, 93, 98, 90, 96, 122, 69, 125, 101, 66, 75, 92, 73, 92, 112, 81, 84, 75, 84, 89, 80, 117, 106, 99, 89, 124, 122, 78, 75, 116, 82, 103, 122, 126, 103, 78, 84, 124, 70, 82, 103, 121, 87, 67, 91, 65, 111, 82, 92, 77, 75, 81, 72, 106, 74, 98, 112, 93, 118, 94, 73, 121, 93, 67, 79, 89, 123, 98, 112, 83, 106, 85, 119, 66, 93, 94, 120, 75, 123, 112, 96, 118, 64, 107, 93, 73, 99, 103, 127, 127, 85, 112, 89, 119, 85, 119, 123, 79, 82, 92, 70, 104, 70, 96, 103, 114, 98, 99, 65, 99, 112, 71, 96, 106, 122, 104, 103, 65, 95, 64, 115, 78, 70, 99, 79, 102, 107, 68, 65, 105, 126, 97, 64, 124, 77, 92, 110, 119, 96, 105, 98, 116, 124, 103, 96, 76, 83, 84, 82, 75, 77, 85, 74, 85, 115, 98, 101, 75, 98, 112, 108, 93, 70, 66, 83, 122, 99, 106, 118, 123, 64, 81, 89, 72, 64, 72, 88, 126, 116, 120, 104]