When she recorded this album in 1979, at the age of 66, she was already a great-grandmother...not the usual profile of a recording artist. But then, "Aunty" Edith Kanaka‘ole was an extraordinary kupuna (elder) and a truly Renaissance woman. Her expertise in the field of ancient Hawaiian chant and dance, highly regarded. As she herself once said, "Most people think of me as a chanter, but I've been singing all my life." She had also been composing songs all her life – and indeed there are some five dozen to her credit. "Aunty" Edith's song "Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai" (The Plants of the Sea) is now a mandatory dance number for contemporary hula dancers and this recording demostrates why the song – and its composer – are so loved. The album won the coveted Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Best Traditional Album in 1980.

Original and updated liner notes are included, as are Hawaiian lyrics and their translations.

Album Tracks:

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  1. Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (The Plants of the Sea)
  2. Ke One Kaulana O Hawai'i (The Famous Lands of Hawai'i)
  3. Pua Melie (Plumeria Flower)
  4. Na 'Ono O Ka 'Aina (The Delectable Taros of the Land)
  5. 'A'ali'i Kumakani O Ka'u (Steadfast 'A'ali'i of Ka'u)
  6. Nani Ke Kiele/Makapala (Beautiful is the Garden/Makapala)
  7. Na Pana Kaulana O Keaukaha (The Famous Places of Keaukaha)
  8. He Punahele Na Ke Kupuna (A Favorite of Grandpa)

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Price$12.95 EA
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