This mele is dedicated to our dear friend, Uncle Sam Ako of Lāhainā, Maui. Hawaiian music has always been an integral part of Uncle Sam’s life. A musical genius, Uncle Sam was our hālau piano player and musical arranger for many years. “Nani Wale Paunau” is a humble tribute to the beloved land that Uncle Sam calls home, and which aliʻi of old held in great regard.
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