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Komo Mai

A Kamae family song shared with Eddie by his aunt, the story recalls how this song was the start of Eddie’s singing career when he was known for just playing ʻukulele and harmonizing. The story explains how Eddie, concerned about pronouncing Hawaiian words, worked with Pilahi Paki to improve his ability to sing in Hawaiian. This song is a reminder for Eddie of the values his mother instilled in him growing up.

Pūʻolo contains

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

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Recording from the 2010 album Nā Keiki Mau Loa Children Forever: Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii (track 9). Performed by Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii. Lead vocal Mike Kaawa. © ℗ 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 how his mother would always wave and greet everyone she met.

Don McDiarmid of Hula Records recalls the Hawaiian music he heard growing up and the open sound of the Sons of Hawaiʻi.

Eddie Kamae, with Audry Nakamura, shares about the time he first met Pilahi Paki and what she taught him about pronouncing Hawaiian words.

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

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