About the Koloa Iki Song

Mahalo to MICHAEL & SUZANNE McCRARY for writing the Kokoa Iki song1 as way of supporting our State’s efforts regarding sea level rise. We hope you will join others who are singing with us. Please listen to the song, learn the lyrics, and even record and share your own version of the Koloa Iki song with these instructions (coming soon)!

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Listen to the Koloa Iki song:

Koloa Iki Lyrics
Koloa Iki Lyrics – Download a PDF


MICHAEL McCRARY has been playing guitar and ukulele for more than 60 years. Retired from Hickam Air Force Base in 2010 where he worked as a Human Resources Manager, Michael played Hawaiian music for about 25 years in several musical groups: Ka Moa‘e (a duo with Arthur Akina), Kuliaikanu‘u (a protégé group of the Kahauanu Lake Trio with Arthur Akina and Walter Kawaiaea), and with Al Machida (guitarist with the Kahauanu Lake Trio). He enjoys playing Hawaiian and Hapa Haole music from composers such as R. Alex Anderson, Mary Kawena Pukui, Maddy Lam, Lena Machado, Jack Pitman, Harry Owens, and Kahauanu Lake. He also loves jazz, rock and roll, country, and bluegrass music.

SUZANNE McCRARY began her career as an elementary school teacher at Nimitz and Kauluwela Elementary schools. She then worked for the Department of the Army and the Air Force, retiring as a Training and Development Manager at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She has been painting for 20 years – landscapes and seascapes in oils with her most recent artwork in abstracts created with water-soluble media. She loves writing short stories and reading poetry. Singing harmony with Michael and other music friends makes her happy.