Monday, November 23, 2009

My FAVORITE Hawaiian Song EVER

I've been meaning to post this for a while now--my favorite Hawaiian song EVER. Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of Hawaiian music, but this song gives me goosebumps every time. The song was written by a woman and the words have something to do with the beauty of ocean life. I was very happy to find an accompanying video on You Tube! I think the song and the video are very beautiful. Enjoy!

14 comments:

Darci said...

That's the first Hawaiian songs I heard when we moved to Oahu and is one of my very most favorites, too! Isn't Hapa terrific?

SewCalGal said...

We too love Hawaiian Music and have a good selection. Also love to make Hawaiian style quilts.

Howdy said...

Thanks for sharing... I know my daughter missed Hawaiian music when she moved back to MA a few years back. She'll probably make sure she is well stocked in CD's before she leaves again when her husband is transferred out of Pearl Harbor next year.

Pat said...

Thanks for the link......I like it!

Jodi said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for sharing that video, it is beautiful.

Now I will share one with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFeRszF7y14

My husband and I were married on Maui on August 3rd of this year. That morning we were on the beach early and he played this song for me and I recorded it. It is on Kama'ole beach II in Kihei. The song is E Ku'u Morning Dew. We first heard it play by Keola Beamer. My husband also played this song for my daughter's wedding 3 years ago. It is beautiful!
You can see the words and hear it without the waves on his web page www.markellis.com.

Have a great day,
Jodi

Wendy P said...

this is my favorite hawaaian song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMnXTBPVGv0&feature=related

I got a compilation cd when I had a honeymoon on Oahu. I love it. It gives me chills. The cd is called Songs of the Hawaiian Islands.

You live on Kauai and don't like the music? That's not right! LOL I love everything about the islands. Wish I could live there!!

anne from finland said...

Thank you very much Lisa! I enjoyed it very much!

Pili said...

Aloha,

This song was written by Aunty Edith Kanaka‘ole, who was one of the greatest ever kumu hula (masters of traditional Hawaiian dance), as well as an authority on the use of herbs in healing and pretty much any traditional knowledge you can think of.

This song "Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai", works on several levels, as is traditional with Hawaiian poetry. On the surface, it is a celebration of the delicious variety of limu (edible seaweed), and of the unique experience of heading to the shore to gather it. On the metaphorical level, the teasing, swaying behavior of the various types of limu calls to mind the behavior of lovers enjoying each others' company.

BTW, Lisa, if you enjoy this song, there are hundreds of others you will enjoy too! Visit mele.com and listen to some samples. I imagine that you would also like Keali‘i Reichel, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Ho‘okena, and the Brothers Cazimero, to name just a few.

Mālama pono ā hui hou,
Pili

Quiltersal said...

Lisa,a that was lovely! I can understand the goosebumps. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Lynn W. said...

It's wonderful as is most Hawaiian music. I discovered the Brothers Cazimero in 1995 when I saw them at the Bishop Museum. I saw them again in Honolulu last year. Wonderful performers beautiful voices. You might like them, too. BTW, my Baby Honu quilt just left my quilter's frame and will be ready for me to finish soon. My DDIL chose the pattern 5 years before she had the baby ....

Salem Stitcher said...

Makes me want to hop on a plane and head over for a visit!

Shari said...

Thanks for such a beautiful song - like a mini vacation...

Susan said...

There was even a baby honu in the slide show! I'm getting ready to quilt my Baby Honu quilt right now! That song got me in the right mood!

Mokihana said...

Pili, you beat me to it. The kaona of this mele can very on naughty, depending on the facial expressions of the singers or dancers.

I grew up on traditional Hawaiian mele and listen to it all the time on HawaiianRainbow.com

Ola nā mele o Hawaiʻi nei!