This is a song I wrote of my love for Mauna Kea on Hawai’i Island. We lived in the little town of Kamuela at my grandfather’s home amidst the green pastures of the misty uplands.

At our little ranch house, the picture window opened to a breath-taking view of Mauna KeaThe White Mountain.

Mauna Kea Performance Video with Moanalani

My mom wrote a story of when I was six years old and looking at the mountain. From that simple story she composed a beautiful oli (chant). Later I loved it so much, I used it as the beginning of my song. Sometimes the most simple things can be so beautiful.

Mauna Kea Oli Background (PDF)