Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Hawaiian Voices : Bridging Past to Present

This documentary by Eddie & Myrna Kamae honors the role of kūpuna (elders) in preserving Hawaiian culture. Premiered in 1998, it focuses on the legacies of three respected elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century. They are Ruth Kaholoaʻa; Lilia Wahinemaikaʻi Hale [Mama Hale]; and Kahu David "Kawika" Kaʻalakea. Each is a living archive whose memories and perspectives need to be shared. Musicians include Lilia Wahinemaikaiʻi Hale [Mama Hale], Kahu David "Kawika" Kaʻalakea, Pekelo Cosma, Eddie Kamae, Reverend Dennis Kamakahi, Anthony K. Selvage, and Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith. This documentary won the Best Documentary Audience Award from the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival. To learn more about Eddie Kamae and the music from the documentaries, visit eddiekamaesongbook.org.

Languages: English


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