Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with William Kuwalu and Malaki Kanahele

Interview with William Kuwalu and Malaki Kanahele in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Kuwalu shares memories of his mother playing slack key guitar and father playing the ipu (an instrument made out of gourd). A song he remembers them playing often was "Kiʻi ʻAniʻani." Kuwalu recalls asking his mother to teach him and the way he learned was by listening and watching. Kanahele is from Ni'ihau and sings "Pupu ʻO Niʻihau", "Hiʻilawe" and "E Liliʻu E". Kanahele also explains a few names of slack key keys known by the Niʻihau people and "The Needle Song."

Languages: English, Hawaiian


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