Hawaii ukulele virtuoso, Taimane, released her new music video today. It’s titled,“Earth,” and commemorates the one-year anniversary of the 2018 lava flows on Hawaii Island. Taimane hopes to support the people of the Big Island through the video, which showcases the power of the island’s natural beauty and calls out the inspiration the island and its people continue to foster.
“Earth” was filmed in the region affected by the 2018 eruptions shortly before the flows began. The experience of shooting the video in Puna’s stunningly beautiful landscapes and seeing many of the sites and surrounding communities paved over by Pele strongly affected Taimane. Her connection to this natural phenomenon and those impacted deepened in June 2018, when she performed a free, impromptu concert at “The Hub,” the tent camp that served as the makeshift home for many who were forced to flee their residences.
Taimane wrote “Earth” for her theatrical show Elemental – A Musical & Theatrical Odyssey, which she debuted at Oahu’s Hawaii Theatre in March 2016. This April, Taimane returned to the Big Island and presented the show at the Kahilu Theatre to a sold-out audience. “Visiting the Big Island for the first time since last June was uplifting,” Taimane said. “I feel a stronger connection to nature there than anywhere else in Hawaii, and the aloha shared by the island’s people never fails to get my attention and put a smile on my face. Whether you’ve been there many times or have yet to visit, the Big Island will leave an indelible mark. I can’t wait to go back!”
Watch Taimane’s “Earth” Video
You can read our interview with Taimane here: https://www.bigislandmusic.net/talking-story-with-ukulele-virtuoso-taimane-gardner/
Visit Taimane’s official site: https://taimane.com