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Hui Waianuhea

Written by Walter Kuikahi, a bandmate of Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina’s in the Waianuhea glee club, the song upholds the name of Waipiʻo. For Eddie Kamae, this song was a reminder of the legacy and kuleana that Sam passed on to him. It inspired his work with his own band, the Sons of Hawaiʻi, in keeping old music traditions alive. Sam shared with Eddie so Eddie could share with us.

Pūʻolo contains

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

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Recording from the 2009 album Yesterday & Today Volume 2: Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii (track 7). 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.

About the song, “Hui Waianuhea” that Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina shared with Eddie Kamae from the documentary, Liʻa: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man.

Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaiʻi (Dennis Kamakahi, Claybourne “Braddah Smitty” Smith, Joe Marshall and Junior Daugherty on the violin) perform “Hui Waianuhea” at Camp Olomana, Oʻahu in 1987.

Digitized voice track of Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina singing “Hui Waianuhea” that was used for the documentary, Liʻa: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man. Track was recorded onto video with a necklace background image.

Ending scene in the documentary Liʻa: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man paying tribute to Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina.

B-roll aerial footage over Waipiʻo Valley showing Wailoa stream and fields of sugar cane above the valley, 1987.

B-roll aerial footage of Waipiʻo Valley from the ocean all the way inland showing kalo farms and houses dotting the landscape carved by the Wailoa stream as it flows through the valley, 1992.

Short preview clip of Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaiʻi (Paul Kim, Mike Kaawa, and Analu Aina) performing “Hui Waianuhea” at Honey’s Restaurant in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu in 2010.

Eddie Kamae playfully and skillfully strumming his ʻukulele to “Hui Waianuhea.”

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

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