Lāhui Maoli – Native Species

Lāhui Maoli – Native Species

Produced by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

Lāhui Maoli – Native Species

An island-by-island survey of Hawaiian native species of birds, snails, fish and insects, all identified by their Hawaiian names and described through ʻōlelo noʻeau (wise sayings) in Hawaiian and English. Narrated by Ekela Kaniaupio and set to the classical guitar music of Hank Kaʻahea.

Produced and directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

To purchase this DVD and to support Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina’s digital archiving project, please visit their website.


Tags: lahui, maoli, native, species, ekela, kaniaupio, hank, kaahea, olelo, noeau


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