The small parish of Malia Puka O'Kalani (Hawaiian for Mary, Gate of Heaven) has been a source of inspiration for many of our best composers over the years. Several of GIA's top-selling titles found their genesis at Malia and were first sung at this parish. This recording compiles much of this music--a true tribute to the community.
One of the remarkable accomplishments of Malia has been the Big Island Liturgy and Arts Conference. This conference has attracted many of today's brightest and best known composers and artists, including those featured on this marvelous recording. Hear the spirit of what has inspired these great composers!