New Music Alert: Hōkūleʻa Mālama Honua

100% of the proceeds for this song will go to help fund the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Earlier this year, Hōkūleʻa made her way to New York City. There’s an image of Hōkūleʻa with the New York Skyline and The Statue of Liberty as her backdrop. The breathtaking view inspired the words to this song written by Kelly Boy DeLima. Many hands have helped in making the release of this song a success. We want to mahalo Nainoa Thompson and his beautiful wife, Kathy Muneno for everything they have inspired and built for Hawaiʻi Nei and for the future of our lāhui. Mahalo to Louis Santos for his performance of the pū kani in this mele. Mahalo to the keiki of Ke Ea Hawaiʻi for performing the closing oli: Kaʻipu Baker, Kaʻiu Baker, Kauʻi McElroy and Abigail Wright and mahalo to Aunty Pua Case for allowing us to perform her oli on this mele. Mahalo to Alexis McElroy for her beautiful oli and to Paoa McElroy for writing the oli. Mahalo to Kapena DeLima of Bu Print Studio for engineering and producing this track. Mahalo to Ron Ruff Boyce for Mastering the song. Mahalo to Nāʻālehu Anthony for allowing us the rights to his beautiful picture of Hōkūleʻa in NYC. Finally, mahalo to the Polynesian Voyaging Society—you inspire us!

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