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Kalawai`anui

by Amy Hanaiali`i

Kalawai'anui is Amy's first self-produced album in which she returns to her roots, exploring her ancestry and paying homage to her origin. Through extensive research, she presents a collection of 15 songs that reflects her love of the islands of Hawai'i.
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1. Oli Kaho'ali'i
Kumu Micah Kamohoalii
1:37 $0.99
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2. Mauna Kea Ku'u Iwi Hilo
Amy Hanaiali`i
4:57 $0.99
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3. He Ua Aiwa Ke Aloha
Amy Hanaiali`i
2:22 $0.99
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4. Nanea Ko Maka I Ka Le'ale'a
Amy Hanaiali`i
1:56 $0.99
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5. Manaua
Amy Hanaiali`i
3:44 $0.99
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6. Aloha Ku'u 'aina Hawai'i
Amy Hanaiali`i
2:51 $0.99
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7. Will You Love Me
Amy Hanaiali`i
3:23 $0.99
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8. He Ono La - Niu Haohao
Amy Hanaiali`i
2:18 $0.99
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9. Hawai'i You're My Home
Amy Hanaiali`i
4:31 $0.99
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10. Ku'u Nui Aloha
Amy Hanaiali`i
4:13 $0.99
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11. Kamalani O Keaukaha
Amy Hanaiali`i
3:35 $0.99
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12. Hiehie Haleakala
Amy Hanaiali`i
2:49 $0.99
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13. Makalapua
Amy Hanaiali`i
4:11 $0.99
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14. Kalawai'anui
Amy Hanaiali`i
2:49 $0.99
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15. Queen's Anthem
Amy Hanaiali`i
3:55 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Amy Hānaiali‘i Lifts the Veil to her Ancestors on Self-Produced New Album "Kalawai‘anui"

5-time GRAMMY® Nominee, Multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner and highest selling Hawaiian female vocalist of all time, Amy Hānaiali‘i, presents her new, self-produced album “Kalawai‘anui.” The album serves as a milestone as it is Amy’s 15th studio album she has recorded, and stands out as the first self-produced album and will be released on May 31st.

The album pays homage to Amy’s ancestors and her deep connection to past Hawaiian generations. Well known cultural practitioner and Amy’s cousin, Kumu Micah Kamohoali‘i, served as Amy’s cultural adviser for this album. In the liner notes about the titular song “Kalawai‘anui,” Micah explains, “This song reminds one that genealogy is most important for it is truly the foundation that one proudly stands upon. The names of kūpuna are woven and veiled in this composition like the hidden ali‘i. The double entendre of this song relates to the molding of a leader, encouraging one not to waste time, but rather to make ready and go, using the lessons learned by the ancestors.”

The album was produced at Mele ‘Ohana Studios and features guest artist Josh Tatofi, alongside musicians bassist Mark S. Johnson, drummer Darryl Pellegrini, drum tracker/sound engineer Robert Tsuhako, guitarist and ukulelist Jeffrey Peterson and Wailau Ryder, pianist and stringist Salvador Godinez, and violinist Wenlu Duffy.

Amy’s early previews of the album are already being met with praise. “It is a beautiful and touching collection of songs. I can feel her ‘Aumakua speaking through her,” noted a member in an early viewing party. Amy is often noted for her powerful voice - one that commands your attention - but you will hear a different side of Amy in Kalawai‘anui. You will hear Amy taking moments to reflect on her lineage, show respect to her ancestors, and unmask the many layers of emotions that each song brings.

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