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Alaka’ina Foundation provides kokua to Hawaiian Legacy Foundation (HLF) with donation of $150,000

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving the music, videos, and written notes of Eddie Kamae one of Hawaii’s greatest Hawaiian musicians.

The Alaka’ina Foundation gift allowed the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation to complete one of their projects and that is a digital songbook free to all, of 34 songs. Each one is presented as a pūʻolo (bundle) that contains the lyrics and translation, song story, educational questions, music sheets, audio and video clips, a bibliography, and many resources from the Kamae archive.

This songbook is part of the ongoing efforts of Eddie and Myrna Kamae’s The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation to document, preserve, and perpetuate the cultural heritage of Hawaiʻi through music, film and video, educational programs, community outreach and archival work. With their commitment to integrate music into our schools, this songbook is a foundation for the music and stories to live on. To learn more about them, their projects, and all their educational resources, visit:

By exploring these songs, the HLF hopes that their stories, lessons, and aloha will resonate with you. For educators and families, this songbook is a source for curriculum across disciplines in schools and homes.

The free website with many resources can be reached using this link:

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