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Haiku Living Legacy Project

Celebrating the history of Haiku


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The Haiku Living Legacy Project (HLLP) is a nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to preserve and perpetuate the historical legacy unique to the area known as Haiku. Historically the Haiku area has included communities such as Haiku, Halehaku, Honopou, Huelo, Kailua, Kaupakulua, Kokomo, Kuiaha, Maliko, Pauwela and Peahi.


The Haiku Living Legacy Project had looked forward to participating in the promotion of Louis Baldovi’s book about growing up in Haiku. Unfortunately, Louis passed away in 2006 before having the text edited and published. HLLP joined with Louis’ widow, Valerie, his family and members of the Haiku community to fulfill his dream of bringing the book to press. With Valerie’s generous support, HLLP has been able to complete this project.


Louis Baldovi was born in Kahului and raised in the Kuiaha community of Haiku. While Louis was growing up,

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 the pineapple industry dominated the Haiku area, and his was one of a few Filipino families in a community of mainly Japanese immigrants.

In this book, Louis shares youthful tales of mischief, history and anecdotes about a simple life, enriched by a mix of immigrant cultures and the bounty of a subtropical paradise.


Please join us at the Haiku Ho’olaule’a on March 8th for the exicting release the Haiku book by Louis Baldovi; Holoholo to Wen I Wuz – Kolohe Days in Haiku, Ma (1930’s -1950’s) from 10 to 11 am. The HLLP historical display will be exhibited from 9am to 3:30pm, along with screenings of a few of HLLP’s video recordings. There will be a talk story session from 11am to 1pm, to help build HLLP’s oral history collection. You’ll find us in the Haiku Boy’s & Girl’s Club area of the Haiku Community Center.


All proceeds of this book and other HLLP endeavors benefit the activities of the Haiku Living Legacy Project.  For more information, please contact Marian Zajac at 573-5229.


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