Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Lilia Wahinemaikaʻi Hale [Mama Hale] and Rachel Mahuiki 10/20/95

Interview with Lilia Wahinemaikaʻi Hale [Mama Hale] and Kupuna Rachel Mahuiki recorded on Kauaʻi on October 20, 1995 for the documentary "Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past to Present." Interview in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). Hale and Mahuiki begin with Ka Pule A Ka Haku (The Lord's Prayer) then walaʻau and hīmeni (sing). Topics they discuss are Mahuiki's age; their wā kamaliʻi (younger years); working in the loʻi kalo (taro patch) in the early morning; being a lawaiʻa (fisher), Mahuiki is a wahine ohee (female squid spearer); Hāʻena, Kauaʻi, where Mahuiki was raised. Throughout the video Hale and Mahuiki sing some haipule (church hymns) and other mele (song) such as "Nū ʻOli," "Maikaʻi Kauaʻi," "Nā ʻOno o Ka ʻĀina," and "Iesu No Ke Kahuhipa."

Languages: Hawaiian


  • Documentary

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