Mele Hoʻopulapula, Vol. 2

Mele Hoʻopulapula, Vol. 2

The legacy of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole is a living one. As we look back at a century of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, we must not forget its future that we represent today. It is a future marked by younger generations who stand on the shoulders of those before them – always connected to the piko that grounds them to their ʻohana and to their ʻāina. Kalanianaʻole’s vision is made real.

​In the same spirit of intergenerational legacy, this collection of mele builds upon those in the first volume of Mele Hoʻopulapula – in which mele written for ʻāina hoʻopulapula resurfaced for a centennial celebration. Mele Hoʻopulapula, Vol. 2 features 10 new compositions for ʻāina hoʻopulapula across Hawaiʻi. Each composition was a product of a haku mele mentor and mentee – both having meaningful connections to the ʻāina for which they offer their honorific mele. In some cases, the haku mele duo consisted of mother and daughter; older and younger siblings; kumu and haumāna. In all cases, the indispensable value of pilina – relationships – brought these new adorations to life, to voice, and to our Lāhui.
Just as these relationships carry forth Kalanianaʻole’s legacy, may these new mele for Panaʻewa, Kealakehe, Paukūkalo, Hoʻolehua, Pālaʻau, Papakōlea, Kalāwahine, Kewalo Uka, Kapolei, Nānākuli, Waiʻanae, and Anahola strengthen our relationship to our ʻāina hoʻopulpaula and thus, to each other. Ola nā pulapula iā Kalanianaʻole!

“After extensive investigation and survey on the part of various organizations organized to rehabilitate the Hawaiian race, it was found that the only method in which to rehabilitate the race was to place them back upon the soil.” - Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole to U.S. Senators prior to the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.

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Mele Hoʻopulapula, Vol. 2
  • Ke Aliʻi Hoʻopulapula

    Mele ʻia e Manu Boyd, Kaulana Vares, Kupuʻeu Dalire-Naʻauao & Robert Cazimero
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    Panaʻewa i ka noe a ka Wailehua
    ʻĀina uluwehi i ka moku o Keawe

    Waiehu i ka ʻiniki a ka Hōʻehaʻili
    ʻĀina kaulana o Nāwaiʻehā

    Mahalo me ke aloha e ke aliʻi hoʻopulapula
    ​Ua ola Hawaiʻi kulāiwi iā ʻoe, e Kalanianaʻole...

  • He Aloha Nānākuli

    Haʻaheo ka nohona o ke kamaʻāina
    I ka poli pōʻai kualono o ka uka
    Palikea i ka malu ulu o ke kīawe
    Lau holu i ka pua ahe Waikōloa

    Hui:
    He aloha Nānākuli kuʻu home ē
    ʻĀina nani ʻoe o nā ʻōiwi ē
    He pono wai e ola ai nā pulapula ē
    E ō Kalanianaʻole ē

    Luana he nanea i ka holu a ke kai
    ʻOlu ai ke on...

  • He Mele no Kahanu Aliʻi Wahine

    Ahuwale e ka uʻi o Kalani
    Kahanu aliʻi wahine
    Milimili a Kaleiwohi
    Lei o Keaweaheulu

    Laʻi ka nohona hoʻopulapula
    I ka malu kiawe
    Koʻiawe ua Nāulu
    A i Lualualei

    Loa ka piʻina kakahiaka
    Heleakalā hiehie
    I hoa Puʻuohulu
    Me ka Inuwai o Mikilua

    Lohe ka hoene a ke kai
    ʻO kaʻu e liʻa nei
    Pā kāhea kam...

  • Māhuahua Ke Aloha

    ʻAuhea ʻoe e kuʻu ipo
    Pumehana mau i ko poli
    Kilakila Kalalea
    Me ka makani Nihiaumoe

    Hiki mai ka lā ua kakahiaka
    E luana ana i kahaone
    Lae Kāhala ʻau i ke kai
    Kai kuaʻau o Anahola

    Hui:
    Kei ka nani o ka pua ʻula
    Pua aloalo o ka ʻohana
    Ka hanu ʻaʻala o ka mēlia
    I kui ʻia a lawa kuʻu lei

    Māhuahua...

  • Aloha Kapolei i ka Lā Loa o Makaliʻi

    ʻOhuʻohu Oʻahu me ka lei ʻōpua
    ʻAʻala ka hau o Kaʻala i ka ʻUlalena
    ʻEnaʻena ke kula maʻo o ʻEwa
    I ke kai manauea aʻo Honouliuli

    Uliuli Palikea me ka pā lehua
    Lei popohe haʻa i ka Māunuunu
    Nani Pālailai ka hoa puʻu o Kapo
    Lei kui na Wahine i ka malu o ka ʻōhai

    Kilo ihola i ka lae loa ʻo ʻEwa
    Ka...

  • Nā ʻĀina Hoʻolehua

    Hiʻipoi Hoʻolehua lei wehi kamaʻāina
    ʻĀina hoʻopulapula na Kalanianaʻole

    Hiehie Moʻomomi pahu kai no nā ʻōiwi
    Hoʻolono leo kupuna o kālaina wāwae

    Hoʻoheno Mahana kula ʻuala Lanikeha
    Kau keha Keʻieʻie he waihona pule oʻo

    Kau aku ka manaʻo no Pālāʻau
    Kahi hoʻolehua nā koa Kamehameha

    Puana ʻia k...

  • Paukūkalo

    Ohaoha wale ka nohona
    I ka malu o Pihanakalani–
    Hiaʻai i ka makani Lawe Mālie,
    Kauaehahe iā Kaʻehuakamōʻī.

    Hui:
    Hanohano mai nō ʻo Paukūkalo, eō!
    Ehuehu i ka poli o Haumea, ʻeā?
    Mahola ka lau o ke aloha
    Kupuohi i ka piko o kuʻu kulāiwi.

    Uluwehi Mauna o ʻEʻeka–
    Kilakila mai ʻo Mauna Kāne
    Me nā l...

  • Hanohano ʻo Laʻiʻōpua

    Hanohano ʻo Laʻiʻōpua
    I ka malu o Hualālai
    Kuahiwi kilakila
    Ahuwale i nā Kona

    He aloha ka ʻikena
    O ke kai ʻānapanapa
    Pili ana me ka pali
    ʻEhuʻehu aʻo Noio

    Uhi wale ke aloha
    Kamahaʻo o nā pua
    Lamalama i ke ana
    ʻŌnohi o ka ‘āina

    Kui ʻia nā lima ʻōiwi
    O ke kulāiwi maikaʻi
    Ua...

  • Kuʻu ʻĀina ʻo Papakōlea

    He aloha kuʻu ʻāina ‘o Papakōlea
    I ka malu o ʻUalakaʻa me Puʻu ʻŌhiʻa
    Uluwehiwehi ʻoe i ka pua melia
    A he lei poina ʻole no nā kupa ʻāina

    He aloha kuʻu ʻāina ‘o Kalāwahine
    Ke kiaʻi no ke kukui o Kamoʻopili
    ʻO ka ua Lanipili e iho mau ana
    I ka nani hiehie aʻo Kauhulinoa

    He aloha kuʻu ʻāina ‘o Ke...

  • Home Uluwehiwehi

    Kaulana ka inoa ʻo Panaʻewa
    Home uluwehiwehi o ka lehua

    Paipai ka lehua lā i luna
    No ka lei mikioi, pili a paʻa

    A he nani ka ʻōiwi a ka noʻeau
    Naʻu nō e lei no nā kau a kau

    ʻOhuʻohu Hilo i ka moku lehua
    Pōhai ke aloha i ka hoʻopulapula

    ʻIke ʻia i ka nani ʻo Panaʻewa
    Home uluwehiwehi o ka leh...