No Namaka Kailialoha laua o Alea Hoohihikeaumoe

In her beautiful Hawaiian language composition, Hiʻilei Mano-Hyde celebrates the birth of  Namakea and Aleʻa, the twins of her dear friend. This wonderful video performance showcases the musical talent of this gifted young woman.

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is proud of feature the original mele inoa, No Namaka Kailialoha laua o Alea Hoohihikeaumoe, by Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde, Leeward graduate and now a junior at UH Mānoa.

Meet the artist: Hiʻilei Manoʻi-Hyde


No Namaka Kailialoha laua o Alea Hoohihikeaumoe

 

Onaona kupaoa

Halihali maikai i ke aumoe

Mapu mau mai ana ke ala

O na pua i ka poli

 

Elua pua i kumaka

Pohai ia e na manu

E walea aku kaua

I ka pili lai o ke aloha

 

Na ka anoi e kau poohiwi

Aia i ka malu o Paliuli

Na ka makani e lawe pono mai

He mea ala maikai

 

He aloha, he puana aku no

No na pili hoohihi ka manao

Mapu mau mai ana ke ala

O na pua i ka poli

Credits: Mahalo ā nui loa to Video Production Manager Les Matsuura and the amazing video faculty at our campus Educational Media Center

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