Help Us Continue On
A primary focus of the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation is strengthening 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 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.
Eddie, musician and filmmaker, devoted his life to preserving the stories he heard and sharing it through music, documentary films, and education. There are 100s of songs to share, ones that are published and unpublished. 1,000 of hours of footage to be digitized including unused footage. Educational programs on all islands and community outreach.
The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation is building on the lifetime work of Eddie 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 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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