Aloha ‘Oe, considered Hawai’i’s national anthem, is sung at the end of almost every occasion. But not everyone knows that it was inspired by a love scene Lili’uokalani witnessed while crossing the Pali on her way home to Honolulu. Here is the story behind the song, richly illustrated with vintage photos and drawings including a chronical of its worldwide popularity in recordings, stage performances, radio programs and in Hollywood movies.


Author: Leslie Ann Bishop