In her beautiful Hawaiian language composition, Kahi Mea I Aloha Ia, Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde sings of longing, of her beloved who is absent and traveling far and wide across the sea.
Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is proud to feature Kahi Mea I Aloha Ia, the original mele in the Hawaiian language by gifted composer Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde, Leeward CC graduate now continuing her studies at UH-Mānoa. Video by Educational Media Center.
Meet the artist: Hi’ilei Manoi-Hyde
Kahi Mea I Aloha Ia
Credits: Video production by Leeward Community College Educational Media Center; photos courtesy of Hi’ilei Manoi-Hyde