"He Makana O Na Lei Nani", which translates to: " A Gift of Beautiful Leis", is the heart of this song, for which it is titled, because of its many meanings, illusions, metaphors and personifications in Hawaiian poetry. This mele was written for the Aloha Festival 2000 theme, "He Makana O Na Lei Nani," and inspired by its president, Lurline Kawaimapunaokalani Kawainui.
About the Artist
Blaine Kamalani Kia is an established Kumu Hula, composer, entertainer of Hawaiian ancestry. He travels to Japan, and mainland to spread Hawaiian culture and music.