Island Style – ‘Oiwi E | Song Across Hawai’i | Playing For Change Collaboration


On the island we do it island style From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the leeward side On the island, we do it island style From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the leeward side Mama’s in the kitchen cooking dinner real nice.
Beef stew on the stove, lomi salmon with the ice We eat and drink and we sing all day
Kanikapila in the old Hawaiian way On the island, we do it island style From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the leeward side. From the island, we do it island style From the mountain to the ocean, from the windward to the leeward side. We go grandma’s house on the weekend clean yard
If we no go, grandma gotta work hard You know my grandma, she like the poi real sour
I love my grandma every minute, every hour From the island, we do it island style From the mountain to the ocean, from the windward to the leeward side From the island, we do it island style From the mountain to the ocean, from the windward to the leeward side ‘Ōiwi e (‘Ōiwi e) (E) kāhea (ana) e nā ‘iwi e Ua ‘ike mai nei (Ua ‘ike mai nei) (i) ku‘u one hānau e Eia mai la (Eia mai la) Nā kupa‘āina o Hawai‘i nei Kāko‘o mai nei (Kāko‘o mai nei) Kūpa‘a lōkahi e “E kikilo e nā iwi!” Kikilo e nā iwi, e nā mamo e Nā kini makamaka e “E kūpaʻa ke kānaka” Kūpa‘a ke kānaka hanohano ha‘aheo e Kū ke kānaka (Kūpa‘a ke kānaka) hanohano ha‘aheo e ‘Ōiwi e (‘Ōiwi e) (E) kāhea (ana) e nā ‘iwi e Ua ‘ike mai nei (Ua ‘ike mai nei) (i) ku‘u one hānau e Eia mai la (Eia mai la) Nā kupa‘āina o Hawai‘i nei Kāko‘o mai nei (Kāko‘o mai nei) Kūpa‘a lōkahi e “E kikilo e nā iwi!” Kikilo e nā iwi, e nā mamo e Nā kini makamaka e “E kūpaʻa ke kānaka” Kūpa‘a ke kānaka hanohano ha‘aheo e Kū ke kānaka (Kūpa‘a ke kānaka) hanohano ha‘aheo e E Kū ke kānaka (Kūpa‘a ke kānaka) hanohano ha‘aheo e Kahi lua kolu ha – Kia Ora Hi!

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More!!! More!!! <3 <3 You could always do one headlining Tavana and Willie K !!!! https://www.tavana808.com/contact.html (don't lnow him personally, just love both- incredible guitar-playing!)

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

Mama's in the kitchen cooking dinner real nice,
Beef stew on the stove, lomi salmon with the ice.
We eat & drink and we sing all day,
Kanikapila in the old Hawaiian way.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

We go grandma's house on the weekend clean yard.
If we no go, grandma gotta work hard.
You know my grandma, she like the poi real sour.
I love my grandma every minute, every hour.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

Mama's in the kitchen cooking dinner real nice,
Beef stew on the stove, lomi salmon with the ice.
We eat & drink and we sing all day,
Kanikapila in the old Hawaiian way.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

On the Island, we do it Island Style,
From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the
leeward side.

El video mas bonito que he visto en youtube. Las gentes de Hawai me recuerdan mucho a nosotros los vascos, que nos gusta tanto cantar y socializar…

This song touches the deepest reaches of my soul! Good job folks!! Solid!! I'm trying to teach our kids our lineage. We have in Hawaii. Our culture is important to us. I cry when I think about what has been lost. Everytime I look at our cities here in Hawaii and how much damage it has done to our families, it breaks my heart. Awareness is one step forward!

Amazing ✔️♥♡♥♡♥ Respect ✔️

(✿◠‿◠) ♥ _ ♥__ ♥ 🐼

"ℜonny" /Femme/57 ans/ Alsace/ France

Chorus: On the island, we do it island style

From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the leeward side (2x)

 

Mama's in the kitchen cookinʻ dinner real nice

Beef stew on the stove, lomi salmon with the ice

We eat and drink and we sing all day

Kanikapila in the old Hawaiian way

 

Chorus

 

We go grandma's house on the weekend clean yard

If we no go, grandma gotta work hard

You know my grandma, she like the poi real sour

I love my grandma every minute, every hour

 

Chorus

My 5th grade teacher taught us ukulele and this was one of the songs she taught us
This song just brings back so many memories
I miss that class so much!!!!😭😭😭. 😊😊😊😊

I just love this production and tend to watch and listen every Aloha Friday!!! What an incredible production with Na Hoku Hanohano Award, Oscar & Grammy award winning quality!!! I couldn't be more impressed and moved by the Aloha Spirit displayed by all in front of and behind the camera!!! Mahalo nui loa from the bottom of my heart!!! Hana Hou! (encore! in the Hawaiian language) Peace! xoxoxo Dame Marie LeLani, Knight of Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands.

I was lucky enough to go to Hawaii as a teenager. The experience is with me still over 45 years later. Lovely place, lovely people. May the Hawaiian culture thrive for generations to come.

Thank You. Never grew up with a culture, but I can relate to all these wonderful people. Even though I'm a white boy.

awww….I LOVE THIS. the rendition of Te iwi e…is fabulous. I would of loved to have seen some Hawaiian dancing to go with the words rather than Maori actions but Im nit picking still loved it…kia ora from Australia

Lived in Hilo 50yrs. ago for 4months and left my heart there. Must go back for it someday. Aloha island people. Much love.

My little cousin is in this!!!! The school with the red next to the girl in the right lol I just noticed good job punahele xD and my aunty too Pomaika'i Lyman

aloha 2019… listen to this beautiful collaboration at least once a week…

I wish this song was available on Spotify or …? mahalo to all who made this possible!

This project was beautifully crafted and you did a AMAZING job blending all of those voices together!

God bless the beautiful Hawaiian people. I love visiting Hawaii, long board surfing at Waikiki, and soaking in the Polynesian culture, music, and Aloha.

You can’t go to Hawaii without hearing this song- and by the end of the vacation you will know the song by heart 🤩

I have been to 6 continents and over 70 countries. I have lived in Europe, North America and in the middle east. I was lucky enough to live in Hawaii for 4 years, simply the best years of my life. Lots of love to my Hawaiian ohana. Mahalo

I remember my magical time as a teen spending the summers in Waikiki, long board surfing da kind waves, meeting beautiful girls, hanging out with the boys, small money in my pocket, no worries, pick "free" pineapples on the way back from North Shore, play the ukulele, sleep on the beach, staring at the beautiful night sky, and carefree everyday. It was a pure magical time. I send my sincere thank you(s) to all the kind Hawaiians for sharing the Hawaiian Islands with us mainlanders. From my experience in Hawaii, I learned how to be less materialistic, become more kind to others, respect the elders more for their wisdom and teachings, and enjoy God's creation.

The Original Song is called Te Iwi E. A Maori – New Zealand Song.
The Steps they are doing are not Hula, rather part of the Haka/Karanga.
Give Praise to whom it is Due.

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