Meet the artist: ʻIokepa Badis
Aloha a’e au i ku’u ‘åina, i ke kūkilakila O Wai’ale’ale
I recall with fondness my homeland, where Wai’ale’ale stands majestically*
So begins the traditional mele in homage of the Garden Isle, beautiful Kauaʻi. Visit Nani Kauaʻi through the photographic lens of Leeward CCʻs own Professor ʻIokepa Badis.
Please click first image to view the photos as a slide show.
Credits: *”Nani Kauaʻi I Ka Mālie” (Beautiful Kauaʻi in the Calm) music and lyrics by Lizzie Alohikea (1928); interview video by Rokki Midro