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It might be a good one to add to our children's songs collection for outings like CHEO etc. We'll try it with the changing tempos but if that doesn't work well with a big group we'll change it up. And of course, Mark will be all over the EXPLOSION sounds with his thunder tube!
Hawaiian musicians Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig sing the parts of Uke, the volcano searching for his soulmate, and Lele (get it?), the volcano who hears Uke's song, respectively. Both people are successful artists in their native country; Kahele released an award-winning album in 2011, and Greig is a singer, dancer, and teacher. Together, they gave life to the volcanoes in Lava through both dialogue and song, singing the lyrics of a tune written by the short's director, James Ford Murphy. As for the song itself, Murphy has said that his longtime love of Hawaiian music, particularly the use of ukulele, inspired him while writing. He taught himself to play the instrument, buying a uke while visiting the island and using inspiration from famed late singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole to come up with the song. Said Murphy in an interview with Yahoo, “I thought that if I could marry the rich imagery and with the power and emotion of music, then I could really make something cool.”