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New Single “Kuini” Released


Kuini

(Ku’u Lei Aloha)


Kalani Pe'a Kuini Lyrics and Translation


Words and Music By Kalani Peʻa Music for Bridge- Wailau Ryder

E ku’u lei aloha

‘O Kahelelani

Mai Pu’uwai

Waipahē ka wahine

Ho’ohihi ka lei,

Ka lei lehiwa

Ka lei māhie

Ku’u lei o ka ua noe

Bridge-

Noe i ke ‘ala o ka maile

He momi i hilo ‘ia

Maulua ke kui i ka lei

Ua kū i ka maka

Ka lei hoaka ē

Hō’auli’i

Hi’ipoi nō ia polinahe

E ku’u lei aloha

Ka pua lokelani

E noke mau ku’u aloha ē

He lei Pīkake ‘oe

Kohu lei keu aku nō

Ka lei o ke kau

Ku’u lei no nā kau ā kau

Oli:

He lei kau i ka hano

Hanohano i ua lei nei

I ka ua koko

I ke kīʻohuʻohu ē

My lei of love

Kahelelani

From Pu’uwai


The fine lady is complacent

It is my entwined lei

An affectionate lei

A charming lei

A lei of the misty rain

Bridge-

Misty is the fragrance of the lei maile

My beloved pearl that is entwined with

The arduous work of threading a lei

It captivates the eye

A lei in splendor

To be an exquisite lei

It is cherished soft and gently

My lei of love

The heavenly roses

You must persevere

my love

You’re a lei Pīkake

Must be the lei and more

A lei of a lifetime

A lei for eternity

Chant:

An honorable lei

A Distinguished lei

In the rainbowʻs reflection

Through the mist

A lei gifted to Kalani from his childhood friend Award winning Kumuhula Leialoha Kaʻula and Hālau Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani. Her ʻohana of Niʻihau (name) made this special lei from Niʻihau for Kalani. A lei to never be forgotten. This lei is called Momi Keʻokeʻo Kuaʻula by the hands of Kaleialoha Beniamina. This song honors not only Leialoha Kaʻula but the people of Niʻihau, for they are the ONLY keys to holding on the traditions of creating beautiful lei of Niʻihau.


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