One of my favorite places in Kailua is Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, an area rich in myth and history, a state park preserve, and a vegetation restoration project area. I’ve visited often, even shot a video there some years ago. This time I went to celebrate the `ilima, flower of `Oahu, with a song about the blossom and the children of the island, Na Pua Lei `Ilima.
This song is usually credited to Kaui Zuttermeister, but at the Huapala song collection the original mele is said to have been composed by Abbey Palea.
Pat La`a and I made several attempts to record and video this song but either technical difficulties or performance problems caused me to discard our attempts. When we finally got all the details right I was glad we made the effort to do the song and the place justice.
Kimo Tully has spent countless hours to enhance the experience of Na Pohaku, it was a pleasure to hear his comments on the place and to see the progress he and his volunteers have made.
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