Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interviews with Ruth Kaholoaʻa, John K. Purdy, Jr., and John Holi Mae 5/2/87

Individual interviews with Ruth Kaholoaʻa, John K. Purdy, Jr., and John Holi Mae and b-roll recorded on May 2, 1987 for the documentary "Liʻa: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man." First Kaholoaʻa shares memories of Sam Liʻa Kalainaina, including how when she was a child he taught her and other children Sunday School songs such as "Hui Waianuhea," a song composed by Walter Kuikahi in 1889. Next is an interview with Purdy, a champion waltz dancer for Kalainaina, in which he talks about how Kalainaina made people cry with his violin playing. Next is an interview with Mae who shares some family names of people who lived in Waipiʻo. After the three interviews, Kaholoaʻa, Purdy and Mae are interviewed together and they share more stories of Waipiʻo and Kalainaina in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and English. The tape ends with b-roll footage of a field and an old church on a hill in Honokaʻa.

Languages: English


  • Political

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