Written by Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina, his most famous song was composed early in his life for a friend who approached him with a nagging problem. The story explains the meaning behind the lyrics and how the song grew in popularity. “Heha Waipiʻo” is an example of the essential dialogue between place and poet in Hawaiian song composition.
- lyrics and translations
- song story
- educational questions
- music sheets
- resources from Kamae archive
Listen with Lyrics
Watch Video Clips on YouTube and ʻUluʻulu
YouTube videos are documentary clips and full song performances.
ʻUluʻulu videos link to short preview clips from raw footage.