Hālau I Ka Wēkiu (2021 Hula ʻAuana)

Published: Jul. 3, 2021 at 8:47 PM HST
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Following a visit to the home of Dr. Michael and Bina Chun in Waimea, Julian Keikilani Ako composed this enchanting mele, “He ʻOlu.” The generous hospitality of the family and the beautiful, lush surroundings were his inspiration. The song expresses his feelings of contentment, security and a sense of calmness while in the home nestled in the shelter and protection of Mauna Kea.