Watch Jake Shimabukuro and Chris Kamaka Play “Hi’ilawe”

By Greg Olwell

We just can’t resist this outtake from the PBS series Craft in America, which shows ukulele hero Jake Shimaburkuro playing one of the most beautiful songs ever to come from Hawaii, “Hi’ilawe,” with Chris Kamaka and Chris Kamaka Jr. The trio takes turns soloing, with Chris Kamaka taking vocal duties on this gorgeous song about a waterfall on the island of Hawaii.

The fact that they are playing in the Kamaka factory and have dozens of ukuleles behind them makes this even sweeter.


This excerpt is from Craft in America‘s Music episode, which included a segment on Kamaka, which is celebrating its centennial in 2016.