Pōkiʻi Seto composed “Leilani” to commemorate the day Pele erupted in Leilani Estates, in the district of Puna, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. He shared the story behind this mele and sang it on the fifth episode of season 3 of Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai.
About the Series
ʻŌiwi TV presents the second season of “Mele ma ka Lihiwai”, an original series celebrating the unique sounds of Hawaiʻi’s most renowned and talented musicians, bringing together celebrated artists performing traditional local favorites alongside new original compositions. Stringing these musical pieces together are talk story sessions – many ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi – about the inspirations and personal sentiments behind the diverse range of mele that each artist shares with us. Watch a new episode every other week beginning in August 2017 on Spectrum digital channel 326 or online at oiwi.tv.