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He Hoʻoheno No Hawaiʻi Aloha

He Hoʻoheno

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.

Pūʻolo contains

  • lyrics and translations
  • song story
  • educational questions
  • music sheets
  • bibliography
  • resources from Kamae archive

Listen with Lyrics

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or music sheets to follow along.

Recording from the 2009 album Yesterday & Today Volume 2: Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii (track 5). Performed by Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii. © ℗ Hawaii Sons Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

Eddie Kamae reflects on Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina’s music and how he and his music comes from a time of yesterday.

Eddie Kamae tells of the time he took an old music book to Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina and asked if he remembered any of the songs.

To explore more of our digitized collections of raw footage with ʻUluʻulu, visit:
Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae.

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