Lee Gonsalves | Aloha Chant

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Aloha Chant

by Lee Gonsalves

Aloha Chant was originally composed by Auntie Pilahi Paki in 1962 who was a "Keeper of Hawaii Secrets." My tribute to the Protectors of the Mauna.
Genre: World: Hawaiian
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Aloha Chant was originally composed by Auntie Pilahi Paki in 1962 who was a "Keeper of Hawaii Secrets". This Mele also recorded by Moe Keale was on my list of songs to be recorded and released later this year, but due to the issues that arose at Maunakea I felt the urgency to go in the studio to record this Mele. 24 hours later the master was ready to go. To be honest with you, I was sitting on the fence with one leg on each side not knowing which side I was on. Then when the Kupuna were arrested, I instantly landed on the side of the protectors. So please, join us on the right side of the fence. I also remembered one time when Imaikalani Young introduced me at a function where I was performing and he said, "Lee is a Potagee but his heart and his blood is true Hawaiian.” Maybe that is why I keep pushing myself to sing Hawaiian Mele. Not knowing how to speak the language well makes it more difficult. I was asked during the arranging, “Why do you want to add the english words?"
I answered that not everyone understands Hawaiian and with the english words everyone can understand the embodiment of what Aloha means, which is not happening today. KŪ KIAʻI MAUNA!



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