Tune of the Day: Hawaiʻi Aloha
“Hawaiʻi Aloha”, also known as “Kuʻu One Hanau”, is a revered anthem of the native Hawaiian people and Hawaiʻi residents alike. It is typically sung in both small and large, formal and informal gatherings, both in Hawaiʻi and abroad, while participants stand in a circle with joined hands.
The song was written in the 1870s by Rev. Lorenzo Lyons to the hymn tune “I Left It All with Jesus” by the 19th-century American musician and composer James McGranahan.