Lei Ana Lāna'i i ke Kauna'oa
I haven't heard too many mele composed for the island of Lāna'i. Of course being that Lāna'i is small in both land area and population than the other larger islands, it would make sense that there are less mele in existence. However, my gifted hoa, Kuana Torres Kāhele, has created a collection of mele in an album honoring the island of Lāna'i entitled "Lāna'ika'ula" and now some of my new favorite mele are about LĀNA'I!!! I had the honor & privilege of filming two music videos with him for this album and was able to wear the famous lei of Lāna'i, Lei Kauna'oa!!! The vibrant gold hue of Kauna'oa is easily spotted as it lays upon the green pōhuehue (beach morning glory) crawling across the sandy beaches of Lāna'i.
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