All Hawaii Stand Together by Liko Martin



Written by the Hawaiian poet Liko Martin, this mele is a call for all of us to find our KULEANA, to realize how to interact with it, and ultimately live it… and stand together for the well being of our lahui. Hawaii musicians from all over this pae ‘aina o Hawai’i come together in a show of unity to call us to revitalize our KULEANA…

Project KULEANA was created by three Native Hawaiian men who share the perspective that KULEANA is what makes music Hawaiian. A KULEANA to the ‘āina (land) and our strong ancestral connection to it. Project KULEANA aspires to increase the innate value of Hawaiian music and the performance of it to inspire people to reflect on one’s own KULEANA. Project KULEANA seeks to encourage people to re-discover, re-connect and re-vitalize what Hawaiian music and performers of Hawaiian music represent.

In partnership with Kamehameha Publishing, the first two music videos from Project KULEANA are proudly released featuring mele with resounding significance for our community. “Kaulana Nā Pua,”penned by Ellen Prendergast in 1893 in response to the overthrow of Lili’uokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom, and “All Hawai’i Stands Together” written by Liko Martin during the cultural re-invigoration of the 1970s, capture the profound relevance of lōkahi (unity), ‘aloha ‘āina (care of and connection to place) and kuleana (individual and collective responsibility) then and now.

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24 comments

  1. This is so special. Just heard this (orig) song on the radio and hadn't heard it ages. Looked it up and found this!! Beautiful cover that captures the soul of the song

  2. Beautiful song, myself and many of my VARU descendants live in the Cook Islands. I am of Hawaiian heritage from our great grandmother Kanakaole whose parents were Princess Kahoupokapu and Prince William John Kanoa. We are one of the long lost descendant of King Kamehameha. My heart goes to our ohana in Hawaii, stay strong our people.

  3. Mahalo Liko Martin for this great  and relevant song for today's Hawai'i!  Onipa'a Kakou Hawai'i!  We must stand together against all the over-development of these islands!

  4. oh Hawaii is my most favorite place I have ever been. And have traveled to some many countries all over the world . Over 30 countries. And this will forever be the best and most beautiful places I have ever traveled. Went in 1968 and been more than 40 times since. love Norway

  5. ever heard the story of the dumbass that was rejected by it's master? Then finally when everything settled the master still gave you a place even though you never listened to him he still gave you something to stay in. The Reservations… You complaining still? Maybe the slums of some country you 'd prefer? LOL.. How stupid and ignorant you people are? Is satan really that strong influence in your lives? You see you lost what was given to you, but you worshiped animals, wolves, spirits, raccons, bears, dunkin doughnuts, star bucks, I meant, owls, and cactus and bugs and rodents and yet you think your little god's was who gave you the land? LOL, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA… I meant you really thought you are your own creator? HA, HA, HA, HA, HA,… DID YOU REALLY THINK THAT? Did you really think that man made man and woman? So if you did why then could not fix your situations? You are a creator right? So why dont you change your land to a bigger country? LOL… That's right, you CANNOT!!! HA, HA, HA, HA… You were created by YHWH, God, The Creator of Heaven and Earth and man and Woman that is why you cant fix nothing… HA, HA, HA,HA, HA… Get back to reality, because right now you are begging for the slums… LOL…. India, China, Korea, Filipino, Japan, Russia, and the list goes on and guess what they did, they do that same thing you did…. HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA….. get a grip you fools, PRAISE THE TRUE GOD, YHWH and his son Yeshua Christ of Nazareth and Holy Spirit.

    All Glory To YHWH, God and His Son Yeshua Christ and Holy Spirit Forever and Ever.

    Merciful, Loving and All Powerful God.

    All Hail YHWH…

    Samoa E Muamua Le Atua

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