A 2005 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner
Hula is a beautiful art form that expresses many aspects of Hawaiian culture. Historically, the Big Island has been the heart of Hawaiian civilization. This recording features Big Island artists performing some of their favorite songs for hula. Artists include Kainani Kahaunaele, Loeka, The Lim Family, Randy Lorenzo, Rupert Tripp, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Rodgers (Lena) Naipo, Nephi Brown, Kevin Teves, Charlie Recaido. Songs include Kaleponi Hula, Mahina O Hoku, Papalina Lahilahi, Hi’ilawe, Keep Your Eyes on the Hands, Hawaiian Hula Eyes and more.
- Kaleponi Hula – Loeka
- Sweet Ka Makani, Ke Kaiaulu – The Lim Family
- My Hula Girl – Randy Lorenzo
- Mahina O Hoku – Rupert Tripp, Jr.
- Papâlina Lahilahi – Rodgers (Lena) Naipo
- Hi’ilawe – Nephi Brown
- Keep Your Eyes on the Hands – Kevin Teves
- Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua – Rodgers (Lena) Naipo
- Hawaiian Hula Eyes – Rupert Tripp, Jr.
- I Waipi`o – Kainani Kahaunaele
- I Kona – Keoki Kahumoku
- E Pili Mai – Sonny Lim and Lorna Lim
Cover art by Michael Stark