Written by George Keahi and Harry Naope. The story is a window into the formative years of the Sons of Hawaiʻi. It tells of how the group came together in 1959 after Eddie Kamae stopped by a friend’s house and found Gabby there. Through weeks of playing together, Eddie heard the soul speak through the music they created. The story shares how the song “ʻŪlili Ē” was an iconic arrangement by the Sons that captured a sound that had folks banging on the tables to “hana hou!”
- lyrics and translations
- song story
- educational questions
- music sheets
- resources from the Kamae archive
Listen with Lyrics
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.