Ua ola, ua holomua, ua nani mau ʻo Hawaiʻi! ʻOiai he wā kēia e ʻoliʻoli mahalo aʻe ai kākou i nā nani o ke ao, he mea nui ka hoʻomanaʻo ʻana i nā lālā o ko kākou nui ʻohana e mele mau ana, e hula mau ana, e hoʻolauleʻa mau ana i nā manaʻo a me nā moʻolelo nani o ko kākou ʻāina aloha. ʻO nei ʻohina wikiō mele/hula, he hoʻonani, he hoʻopiha, a he hoʻohauʻoli hoʻi i kēlā me kēia kihi o ko kākou mau hale i nēia lā Mei ma ka hoʻomanaʻo ʻana mai i ko kākou pōmaikaʻi i kēia wahi ʻāina ʻo Hawaiʻi nani, ʻo Hawaiʻi aloha, ʻo Hawaiʻi a mau.
As we celebrate all that endures through even the most tumultuous of times, all that is still beautiful in our world, and all that is Hawaiʻi through this yearʻs May Day theme, Ola Hawaiʻi, it is important that we highlight people, places and collaborations that are happening in this same spirit of appreciation and gratitude among our extended ʻohana. Our hope is that this collection of music/hula videos, presented and performed by alumni, brings extended joy and celebration into our homes this May Day and fills our hearts with reminders of just how lucky we are to live in beautiful Hawaiʻi, come from our beloved Hawaiʻi, and to know an enduring Hawaiʻi.