Written by Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina with music arranged by Eddie Kamae. The story shares how the song was entrusted to Luther Makekau, who told Eddie, “Sam Liʻa told me never to sing this song as long as I am alive.” After Sam Liʻa passed, Luther shared the song with Eddie. The story tells about Luther Makekau’s life, personality, and expertise, how he and Eddie first met, and the meaning behind the song.
- 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.