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About the Song "Hawaii Aloha"

One of the most important songs in Hawaii is "Hawaii Aloha" which was written by a missionary in the 1800's at the request of a Hawaiian king,

The song "Hawaii Aloha" has significant meaning in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement and it is sung every year at the opening ceremony of the Hawaii State Legislature. It is also sung at every inauguration of a Hawaii state governor. You will probably hear "Hawaii Aloha" most often at the end of a Hawaiian music concert, when everyone in the audience holds hands and sings it while swaying to the music. Note that it is traditional to raise your hands up over your head to sing the last verse and chorus.

History of the Song "Hawaii Aloha"
The origin and history of the song "Hawaii Aloha" including who wrote the music, who wrote the lyrics, and when and why the song was written.

Lyrics of the Song "Hawaii Aloha"
The lyrics to the song "Hawaii Aloha" in both English and Hawaiian. Note that in Hawaii the song is almost always sung in Hawaiian.

My Favorite Recordings of "Hawaii Aloha"
A list of albums that include some of my favorite versions of he song "Hawaii Aloha". All of the links on this page go to Mele.com where you can listen to audio clips of "Hawaii Aloha" and other songs on these albums.

Kawaiahao Choir Singing "Hawaii Aloha"
When you first connect to the official Web site of the historic Kawaiahao Church in downtown Honolulu the song "Hawaii Aloha" performed by the Kawaiahao Church Choir is playing in the background.

Sheet Music for "Hawaii Aloha"
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