Beach Walk 356 – Kimo Watanabe Part 2

Today Kimo Watanabe sings a beautiful old song written by Emma Bishop, with a few cameo appearances from his daughter Alia.

You can now buy Kimo’s songs on

Please visit Kimo online. Mahalo nui again to Doctor Trey for connecting Beach Walks with Kimo.

Kimo Watanabe on SellaBand

Kimo has gracefully shared with us the lyrics (in English) of the song he sang. It was written in the 1800’s after a visit to the island of Kaho’olawe. Read more about Kaho’olawe at Wikipedia.

Kaho’olawe – Emma Bishop

You are proud, indeed
Kaho’olawe, famous land
You are so cherished
With your hinahina

Enjoy the water
We seek shelter from the chilly rain
On Kaho’olawe

Abundant, the hinahina blossoms
Incomparable, the breeze that blows
The wind named Kiu Ke`e
Of the cliffs

The refrain
My thoughts return to my home
And my friends

Hawaiian words
Kino: body
Piko: navel

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  1. Kimo: you already know how much I love your music, great great show guys.

  2. David in Galveston, Tx says

    Wonderful guitar playing kimo. Your voice is very smooth as well. Looks like i found some more hawaiian music to add to my ipod. Often times during a long (marathon) race i need relaxing music as well as uptempo music. Your music is very relaing. I going to head over to your myspace site and check out your other music.

    Aloha Dave

  3. Outstanding!

  4. You da man Kimo! Glad to see how far you’ve come since we first met and hope to see that Kimo Watanabe CD in stores and on iTunes soon. Great show as always Rox!

  5. We are very hau’oli to have spent a rainy day with Kimo and his ‘ohana.