Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Dennis Kamakahi at Waipā 10/21/95 tape 1

Interview with Dennis Kamakahi recorded at Waipā on October 21, 1995 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." Kamakahi recalls first hearing the Sons of Hawaiʻi at the age of nine on the Lucky's Luʻau program; then years later being asked by Eddie Kamae to join the group he idolized growing up, which was a dream come true for Kamakahi. Kamakahi also shares his experiences with the individual members of the Sons of Hawaiʻi; about traveling experiences- trips to Kamalō on Molokaʻi, Waipiʻo and Miloliʻi on Hawaiʻi Island, Alaska, and Hana; and the inspirational contributions from people and place which helped create new mele (songs) such as "Wahine ʻIlikea," "Hualalai," and "Sweet Weuweu." Kamakahi also shares knowledge he learned from Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi who said to "write about your time here so future generations will know what's going on in this time."

Languages: English


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