Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Eddie Kamae in Kailua, Oʻahu 4/27/99 tape 1

Interview with Eddie Kamae recorded in Kailua on April 27, 1999 for the documentary "The History of the Sons of Hawaiʻi." Kamae takes us back to 1958, to his first meeting with Gabby Pahinui which was the starting point of the Sons of Hawaiʻi. Kamae says that the components of guitar, steel guitar, and the bass are what made him fall in love with Hawaiian music. Kamae also talks about the song "Kela Mea Whiffa" composed by him and Pilahi Paki about the breath of love, which is a scent at Launiupoko, Maui caused by burnt residue of sugarcane. Kamae also talks about adding different musicians to the band, like Moe Keale and Dennis Kamakahi, who like Gabby Pahinui had the magic in awakening the crowd.

Languages: English


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