Li`a: The Legacy Of A Hawaiian Man

Various Artists

Copyright Year(s): 2011, 1988
Format: DVD
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Album Notes

Sam Li`a was a Hawaiian song composer who spent his life in the remote valley of Waipi`o on Hawai`i island. There he perpetuated the tradition of celebrating the beauty of one's place and memorializing the events of its people. Sam Li`a Kalainaina (1881-1975) shared volumes of memories about people, places and elements of Waipio, that emerged in his music and his poetry.

Among the musicians inspired by Sam Li`a is Eddie Kamae, a major force in the revival of Hawaiian music. In this film, he translates his gratitude and love for Li`a into a visual song, in which music, place and people find their original harmony.

Originally released on videotape in 1988, this film is now available on DVD.

More work by this artist

  Mele Kalikimaka: A Hawaiian Christmas Party   Blue Hawaiian Moonlight   A Place Called Hawai`i   Open Doors for Strangers   Summer Again   The Sandwich Isle Band   Ho`okele
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