Are you ready to learn a hula about the Hawaiian cowboy?
An ancient Maui chief would send runners to Kipahulu for breadfruit. When they returned with the fruit, it was ripe. The chief called the district Ulupalakua or "breadfruit ripened on the back". The composer visited Ulupalakua, in up-country Maui on the southwestern slopes of Haleakala. He was so impressed by the cold mountain air, the scent of ginger and the cowboys, he composed this mele in 1947, to honor the district.
Hula Along to the entire song of "‘Ulupalakua."
Here is another Hula Along by Hui ‘Ohana. See which one you like the best!. And learn what 'Hana hou" means too!
‘ULUPALAKUA: HUI ‘OHANA