Ma Puʻuloa Kuʻu Aloha, a mele for Patsy Dudoit by Mālia Helelā

Thanksgiving is a time of expressing gratitude for the people in our lives. In her beautiful original mele, kumu Mālia Helelā expresses her affection for Aunty Patsy Dudoit, retired counselor from Leeward Community College, with a mele about Puʻuloa, the place where Aunty Patsy spent so many happy years.

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is proud to bring you Ma Puʻuloa Kuʻu Aloha, an original mele in the Hawaiian language by Mālia Helelā and her dad, Professor Dave Manu Bird. And remember, if you like what you see, please leave a comment so the artists can be encouraged.

This is also the last posting for this fall. Mahalo ā nui to you all for your support! See you in Spring!

Ma Pu’uloa ku’u aloha
I ka poli o Waimalu
E mai, hele mai i Wai’awa
I ka malu o Waimano
Eia ho’i ke kīpuka
E nānea mai ma’ane’i
Puana mai i ka lokomaika’i
Ma Pu’uloa ku’u aloha

At Pu’uloa is my affection
In the embrace of Waimalu
Come, find welcome in Wai’awa
Under the protection of Waimano
Here is a sheltered place
Come and find peace here
The story is told of the generosity and goodwill
At Pu’uloa is my beloved

Credits: feature photo courtesy of Mālia Helelā, performance video by Educational Media Center – Leeward Community College


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