Written by Mary Kawena Pukui and set to music by Eddie Kamae. The story shares how Eddie was asked to create music for a poem Kawena wrote about the love and beauty she witnessed in Kalaupapa. The story includes a brief history of Kalaupapa and ends with Eddie’s deep affinity for both the place and the song that honors his teacher and her message of hope for Hawaiʻi’s future.
- lyrics and translations
- song story
- educational questions
- music sheets
- resources from Kamae archive
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