Written by Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina and arranged by Eddie Kamae. The song is an example of Sam’s ability to expertly compose a song with proud epithets or ʻōlelo kaena for Hawaiʻi island consisting of place names, geographic features, and wind and rain names. For Eddie, the song reinforced his understanding of the importance of poetic Hawaiian language in song composition.
- lyrics and translations
- song story
- educational questions
- music sheets
- resources from Kamae archive
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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.