Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Makapuʻu Beach and music footage at Camp Olomana 9/11/87

Makapuʻu Beach and music footage recorded at Camp Olomana, Oʻahu on September 11, 1987 for the documentary "Liʻa: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man." Eddie Kamae and George Kuo play the songs "Hinahina Kū Kahakai" and "Kūhiō," also known as "Ka ʻElele i Wakinekona," written by Sam Liʻa Kalainaina. Kalainaina wrote the song "Ka ʻElele i Wakinekona" in early 1900 after a visit from Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole on a political campaign. After they play, Kamae and Kuo talk story, Kamae passionately shares how honored he is to have been chosen to share Kalainaina's stories, music, poetry and aloha with people. The end of the video includes footage of Eddie and Myrna Kamae watching the waves roll in and the beach at Makapuʻu, Oʻahu.

Languages: English

Genres

  • Documentary
  • Experimental

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