Lāna‘i Oral History Program, “Voices of Lāna‘i”

In 2006, the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center began an oral history program with elder families of Lāna‘i, recording the life experiences and recollections of kama‘āina, documenting the stories of our island home.


Enjoy this short (14 minutes) oral history video of kūpuna on Lāna'i. Video produced by Anthony Ka'auamo Pacheco and Kepā Maly for the Lāna'i Culture & Heritage Center. This program introduces viewers to several Lāna'i Elders, and provides you with examples of the stories that have been recorded in the Voices of Lāna'i (2) oral history program funded by contributions made during the 2009 Kealii Reichel concert.​

Lāna‘i Oral History Program, “Voices of Lāna‘i”

Enjoy this short (14 minutes) oral history video of kūpuna on Lāna'i. Video produced by Anthony Ka'auamo Pacheco and Kepā Maly for the Lāna'i Culture & Heritage Center. This program introduces viewers to several Lāna'i Elders, and provides you with examples of the stories that have been recorded in the Voices of Lāna'i (2) oral history program funded by contributions made during the 2009 Kealii Reichel concert.​ 

Kupuna Marian Ku‘uleialoha Kaopuiki Kanipae

Kupuna Marian Ku‘uleialoha Kaopuiki Kanipae, born at Kahalepalaoa in  1915 shares memories of early life on Lāna‘i. The oral history interview  was shot by Michael Harris of Good Morning America (Weekend Windows),  November 31, 2007 during an interview conducted by Kepā Maly.  

2006: Kūpuna Remember

Kupuna Solomon Kaopuiki and Irene Kamahuialani Cockett Perry share their memories of Lāna‘i. 

voices of Lāna‘i II — hawaiian, filipino & japanese community

This  oral history documentary features excerpts from detailed interviews  with members of Lāna‘i’s Hawaiian, Filipino and Japanese Community was produced by the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Kenneth K.  Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV. Oral History Interviews were conducted by Kepā Maly, Executive Director of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.

Funding for this program was raised though a benefit concert featuring Keali'i Reichel  and Halau Ke‘alaokamaile in 2009.

voices of Lāna‘i II - hawaiian community part 2

This oral history documentary features excerpts from detailed interviews with members of Lāna‘i’s Japanese Community was produced by the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV. Oral History Interviews were conducted by Kepā Maly, Executive Director of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


Funding for this program was raised though a benefit concert featuring Keali‘i Reichel and Halau Ke‘alaokamaile in 2009.

VOICES OF LĀNA‘I II — LĀNA‘I'S filipino COMMUNITY

This oral history documentary features excerpts from detailed interviews with members of Lāna‘i’s Japanese Community was produced by the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV. Oral History Interviews were conducted by Kepā Maly, Executive Director of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


Funding for this program was raised though a benefit concert featuring Keali‘i Reichel and Halau Ke‘alaokamaile in 2009.

Voices of Lāna‘i II – Lāna‘i’s Japanese Community - Part 1

This oral history documentary features excerpts from detailed interviews with members of Lāna‘i’s Japanese Community was produced by the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV. Oral History Interviews were conducted by Kepā Maly, Executive Director of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


Funding for this program was raised though a benefit concert featuring Keali‘i Reichel and Halau Ke‘alaokamaile in 2009.

Voices of Lāna‘i II – Lāna‘i’s Japanese Community - Part 2

This oral history documentary features excerpts from detailed interviews with members of Lāna‘i’s Japanese Community was produced by the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV. Oral History Interviews were conducted by Kepā Maly, Executive Director of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


Funding for this program was raised though a benefit concert featuring Keali‘i Reichel and Halau Ke‘alaokamaile in 200