Traditional song set to music by Eddie Kamae. The story shares how Eddie came across this song when he was interviewing kūpuna for his film Listen the Forest. William Kuwalu of Kekaha, Kauaʻi shared the song and his memory of hunting in the deep forests beyond Kōkeʻe with his father and uncle and coming upon a singularly beautiful tree for whom the song is named. For Eddie, the song was another example of how our music is inspired by the natural beauty of the environment.
- 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.
To explore more of our digitized collections of raw footage with ʻUluʻulu, visit:
Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae.