Written by Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina with music arranged by Eddie Kamae, the song is a simple and elegant composition of Sam’s that carries the message that his spirit will always live on in the streams of Waipiʻo Valley. The story recalls how Mabel Thomas and Sam shared a special relationship of music, sharing on the day Sam asked her to strum along as he wrote the lyrics to “Nani Waipiʻo.”
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Recording from the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation archive. Performed by Eddie Kamae. © ℗ Hawaiʻi Sons Publishing Co. The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation. All rights reserved.
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