Composed by: Christina Tourin
Recently, I was visiting my family in Maui.At 3:00 a.m. I awoke to go outside and look up the stars over Kula, specifically looking for the line up of planets. The heavens were beautiful with all configurations of constellations and what appeared to be a beautiful lei made of stars. Leis are traditional Hawaiian flower necklaces given as a sign of welcoming and to show affection. A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha. For me, standing under the stars, I felt not only the welcoming from the crystalline stars to be on Maui but the earth being held in the greatest love. Aloha Maui!
The song has the elements of all the beautiful twinkling stars, played on the harp by myself and keyboard celeste by Cathy DeWitt of Gainesville, FL. The violin by Jacob Lawson adds the richness and mystery of the deep depths of the Universe that go on for eternity while my friend, David Eastoe of Castle Cary, UK adds his lovely slack key guitar to let us know that indeed, this is truly where I beheld the magic in Kula. Mastermind, Peter Sprague, of Leucadia, CA, adds the finishing touches and brings the whole composition together and special thanks to Rob Rothschild for the Florida recording session.
I hope you enjoy this as I love sharing those soulful chords. May this be a praise to the heavens! Christina
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