Written by Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina for his grandniece, Leimomi Agrabante, the song is an example of the way Sam gifted his songs to friends and family. “Hawaiʻi Kai” demonstrates his ability to compose a traditional Hawaiian song even when writing about a modern, developed urban area: Hawaiʻi Kai, traditionally known as Maunalua.
- lyrics and translations
- song story
- educational questions
- music sheets
- resources from Kamae archive
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