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Help Us Finish The Work


The primary focus of the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation is to strengthen the Eddie & Myrna Kamae Archive as an educational and research resource to continue to document, preserve, and perpetuate the cultural heritage of Hawaiʻi.  This is the source from which the work continues. 


Throughout his lifetime, Eddie Kamae, musician and filmmaker, served as a bridge between an older generation  of kūpuna who shared with him their music, knowledge, and aloha. His work was guided by the teachings of his three teachers Mary Kawena Pukui, Pilahi Paki, and Samual Kalaiaina Liʻa to do it now so that the music and lessons of those kūpuna would live on in the present and future generations to come.


He devoted his life to preserving the stories he heard and sharing it through music, documentaries, and education. There are 100s of songs to share, ones that are published and unpublished, and over 1,000 of hours of footage to be digitized. There are educational programs and tools to be developed for educators, students and families. 

The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation is building on the lifetime work of Eddie and Myrna Kamae by strengthening ourselves as an educational and research resource on Hawaiian music and culture. To accomplish this goal, we are currently working on:

  • Creating teaching tools that include lesson plans, storybooks, and a digital songbook of music shared with or composed by Eddie Kamae

  • Establishing the Eddie & Myrna Kamae Archive of music and documentary films

  • Ongoing community and educational outreach to share the music and documentary films

Eddie's teacher Mary Kawena Pukui would always tell him, "Hoʻomau Eddie, hoʻomau!" Your contribution will help us continue on.


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Donations of $100 or more will receive a free Children's CD, valued at $17.98.

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