Songs & Chants

Songs & Chants of the Canoes

Paula Fuga ~ “Hōkūleʻa, Star Of Gladness”

“Hōkūleʻa, Star of Gladness” is the second single from Paula’s album Rain on Sunday. The song was written by George “Boogie” Kalama aboard the Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle’a, on her maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976. This video was made in honor of uncle George “Boogie” Kalama.

Iz ~ “Hōkūleʻa, Star Of Gladness”

Braddah Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) singing “Hōkūle‘a, Star of Gladness.” Video Recording at Miloli‘i, posted on YouTube by peasefrawg.

Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau – “Hōkūleʻa, Star Of Gladness.” with Lyrics

Iz. “Hōkūle‘a, Star of Gladness.” Mākaha Sons of Ni‘ihau. Puana Hou me ke Aloha, posted on youtube. Composed by crew member Boogie Kalama. Lyrics included.

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Paula Fuga singing "Hokulea, Star of Gladness"
Braddah Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) singing "Hōkūleʻa, Star Of Gladness"
Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau performing "Hōkūleʻa, Star Of Gladness."
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Na Pali, with Carlos Andrade: “Hōkūle‘a Hula.” Pacific Tunings. Awapuhi Productions, 1987. For the lyrics, see “One Stormy Night with Mau and a Song.”

Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Band: “No Nā Mamo,” featuring Carlos Andrade. Included on Summer Solstice 2: A Windham Hill Collection. Released April 2, 1998. For the lyrics, see “No Nā Mamo.”

Hōkūle‘a: The Musical Saga of the Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe. Music: Roland Cazimero; Lyrics: Keli‘i Tauā. Released June 20, 1977. Mountain Apple Records. Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Discogs, eBay, and Amazon.

Pule Mua / Chants / Hawai‘i Canoes. Keli‘i Tau‘ā. 1996. Mountain Apple Company. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Discogs, eBay and Amazon.

Hōkūle‘a – “The Legacy” (A Musical Tribute CD). Released in 2006, the album was produced by Ken Makuakane, and features an array of local artists, including some of the Kamehameha Schools students and alumni, and Eddie Aikau singing a song he wrote about Hōkūle‘a.  Available for preview and purchase at hawaiianmusicstore.com.

Hōkū. Keli‘i Tau‘ā and David Kauahikaua. Released Sept. 3, 2009. Tiki Records. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.