Kawehi - Hawai'i '78
I'm coming to Hawai'i! Maui on 8/19, O'ahu on 8/20. Check out the link: https://bnds.us/i6b3ox
Though unheard by many, this song - made popular by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole - was an anthem in Hawai'i when I was growing up during the 80s-90s. If you are not familiar with Hawai'i's history (pre/post overthrow) - I suggest you educate yourself and look it up.
I was lucky to be sent to Kaiapuni (Hawaiian immersion school) when I was young - it was a new adventure in learning, an immersion into the Hawaiian language where all day and all classes were taught in Hawaiian. Not a drop of English was spoken. We would cut and paste Hawaiian translations into science, history and math study books on weekends. We were the third class that ever was - 16 Guinea Pigs in a time when the revival of the Hawaiian language was a mission for the people of Hawai'i. At 5 years old, it took me less than a school year to become fluent in a language that my grandparents couldn't speak. At night, I would dream in Hawaiian. For 8 years, I considered Hawaiian to be my first language.
I've gone through many changes since - I switched to an english school in 7th grade. Quit Hula at 18. Moved to Los Angeles at 19. Became a starving musician at 20. Moved farther away to Kansas. But throughout those changes - the language, the culture, the koko (blood) - that never goes away. I look at my roots as an immovable mountain - when all is gone, I'll be found in you - still standing.
If you would like to support a great cause for the keiki of Hawai'i - check out Nā Kama Kai (https://nakamakai.org/) - a great nonprofit that educates and connects the youth of Hawai'i to the sea and land.
Gear I Used In This Video:
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Da Vinci Resolve
Ableton Live 11
Universal Audio x4
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