Project Project KULEANA: Kaulana Nā Pua
Join Hawaiian artists from across the pae ‘āina in a virtual, interisland kanikapila promoting lōkahi, aloha ‘āina and kuleana!
In partnership with Kamehameha Publishing and 4 Miles LLC, Project KULEANA proudly presents an inspiring rendition of “Kaulana Nā Pua,” also know as “Mele ‘Ai Pōhaku” or “Mele Aloha ‘Āina,” penned by Ellen Kekoaohiwaikalani Wright Prendergast in 1893 in response to the overthrow of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom. A mele with resounding significance for the Hawaiian lāhui then and now.
Like Kumukahi: Living Hawaiian Culture, Project KULEANA is a community-based effort to celebrate and share Hawaiian cultural vibrancy. Created by three Native Hawaiian men — Sean Nāleimaile, Kīhei Nahale-a and Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing — who share the belief that kuleana is what makes music Hawaiian, Project KULEANA seeks to encourage people to re-discover, re-connect and revitalize their connection to their personal and collective kuleana through the music of Hawai‘i.
Project KULEANA: All Hawai‘i Stands Together
E ola, e ola, e ola nā kini ē!
Kanikapila with Hawaiian artists from across the pae ‘āina as they promote lōkahi, aloha ‘āina and kuleana! Project KULEANA, in collaboration with Kamehameha Publishing and 4 Miles LLC, present a rousing community-based rendition of Liko Martin’s “All Hawai‘i Stands Together.” Written during the cultural re-invigoration of the 1970s, Martin’s mele remains a profound poetic testament to the resilience and vitality of the Hawaiian lāhui.