The Soft Gentle Breeze

“Ahe Lau Makani” is one of the most enduring melodies attributed to Hawaii’s beloved final queen, Lili’uokalani. Written in the 1860s and co-credited by Queen Lili’uokalani to her sister Likelike and an historically unknown friend Kapoli, the song, whose title can be translated as, “The Soft Gentle Breeze,” is about yearning for a loved one. Let’s enjoy this video of a performance of the song by Hawaii’s Side Order Band.