Ahe Lau Makani
This is one of the many songs arranged by Eddie Kamae, sometimes taking him a couple of years before he was satisfied. The intro and style of Ahe Lau Makani is written in a Marachi style. It was written very plainly in Liliuokalani's original writings, but the songs live on when they are treated with arrangements that people keep playing over and over. Eddie loves Liliuokalani's work and feels it is an honor to be able to work with her music and give it new life and popularity. Composed around 1868, probably at Hamohamo, the Waikīkī home of the Queen. This mele appeared in He Buke MelʻO Hawaiʻi under the title "He ʻAla Nei E Māpu Mai Nei". Ahe Lau Makani uses only verse 1 and 2, and may be an abridged version. Lïlïlehua is the name of the gentle rain in Palolo Valley,ʻahu.- Myrna Kamae
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