Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Kī Hōʻalu Slack Key : The Hawaiian Way

Kī hōʻalu (slack key) is the Hawaiian way of making music. Performers and composers reveal how this unique style of playing conveys something essential about the Hawaiian spirit and family traditions. This documentary by Eddie & Myrna Kamae premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 1993. It includes interviews with Manu Kahaialii, Philibert Secretario, Anna Goodhue, Roland "Lale" Kaalekahi, Dennis Kamakahi, George Kuo, William Kuwalu, Malaki Kanahele, Alice Namakelua, Raymond Kane, Gary Haleamau, Moses Kahumoku, Samson Kahumoku, George Kahumoku, Clyde "Kindy" Sproat, Mel Murata, Reri Tava Jobe, Joe Marshall, and Robert Keliʻihoʻomalu. Musicians Anna Goodhue, Gary Haleamau, Karin Haleamau, Reri Tava Jobe, Kahu David Kaʻalakea, Ledward Kaʻapana, Roland "Lale" Kaalekahi, Ipo Kahaialiʻi, John Kahaialiʻi, Manu Kahaialiʻi, Nalani Kahaialiʻi, Willie Kahaialiʻi, and the Kahaialiʻi ʻOhana. To learn more about Eddie Kamae and the music from the documentaries, visit eddiekamaesongbook.org.

Languages: English


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