The new mele (another word for song) is called ‘Aulani, Lei Hiwahiwa. It was performed by two Aulani Cast Members, Angela Morales and Eric Lee. This song is meant to emphasize the presence of Hawaiian culture at Disney’s Aulani Resort, and is “an ode to the story of this special place – from its formation…to what it has become today and the ‘ohana who has given it life”.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) August 31, 2021
Angela Morales and Eric Lee are not just Aulani Cast Members and the individuals who portray “Aunty” and “Uncle” at Aulani. They are also award-winning performers, and they have won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards in Hawai‘i’s recording industry. A behind-the-scenes video has been released, showing how the song came about.
Have you been to Aulani? What do you think of the song, and are you tuning in for all of the special anniversary events this week?