Dewi Maile Lim

Dewi Maile Lim

 
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With a sound all her own, Dewi sings in English, Hawaiian, and Bahasa Indonesia sharing the rich cultural hertiage of her roots. Her unifying message, upbeat and engaging style transforms listeners into musical collaborators & celebrates the Divine within us.

Biography

Dewi Maile is on a mission to bring Aloha to the world using music as a conduit. "Aloha is something that transcends mental constructs. It's an expression of Love that resides in us all. The mele I share remind us of the Divine within each of us." From coffee houses to house parties, festivals to school assemblies and beyond, Dewi brings it - and lives it.

Born and raised in Hilo on the Big Island, Hawai'i, Dewi's creative spirit was nurtured by her parents from a young age when she began studying piano, hula and painting. Early on Dewi was exposed to Reggae, a genre with immense popularity throughout the Hawaiian islands. Messages of unity and knowledge of self from the great roots rockers of the 70s and hip hop artists from the 80s and 90s inspired Dewi to begin her own musical journey.

Dewi started writing songs after graduating from college and began frequenting open mics when she moved to Brooklyn in 2000. Gifted with a strawberry-red stained Norman guitar from her father, she began playing guitar in 2003. That year Dewi co-founded Art Unites Us, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Hawaiian culture and other indigenous cultures through the arts. Dewi has shared the Spirit of Aloha in collaborations with children, families, teachers, and communities throughout New York City and Hawai'i.

In 2004 Dewi recorded her first EP Aloha From Brooklyn and began performing her original music along with classic Hawaiian melodies. She has performed at events promoting peace, social justice, environmental awareness, health and wellness including United Nations Culture of Peace Report unveiling at the UN Church Center, ‘Leaves of Grass’ in Fort Greene Brooklyn, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Walt Whitman’s poem, The September Concert outside St. Marks Church in Manhattan, and the 9th -17th Annual Hawai'i Heart Walks in Hilo, Hawai'i.

Since 2006 Dewi Maile has actively played and presented at many community events on Hawai'i Island. She currently partners with Recycle Hawai'i as one of their 'Artists In The Environment' visiting schools island wide, sharing music and art from reused materials and her playful earth-themed tunes. For more on her work with Recycle Hawaii and Artists in the Environment see http://bit.ly/14E5Ic

"Her music shines like the sun coming out from behind the clouds after a tropical downpour" - Dan Rubin (Blue Island Records)

Lyrics

Mix it Up

Written By: Dewi Lim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Hui

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Verse I

Music oh so uni-fy-ing
can't de-ny it

create the space
dance 'round the place
positive vibes
in Spirit's Grace
twirl around
then shake shake shake
Love abounds
got a yummy taste
move yo' body
smile's on your face
we came to party
'n celebrate
Blessed Sound
our current state
Blessed Sound
our current state

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Verse II

Music it is electri-fy-ing
energizing

call in da Light
every ting all-right
focused intent
surrender the fright
transform transmute
renewal to boot
rebirth revive
yeah Spirit's alive
come into peace
'n the violence cease
Let go Let God
amazing release
Mix it up Sound take us much higha
Sound take us much higha

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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Discography

Love Sounds - 2009 Mini Album Recorded at PeckTunes.com
Aloha from Brooklyn - Four track EP Recorded 2004 at Indigo Studio

Set List

Family/school friendly performances up to 45 min.
Up to 2 hrs. max per gig-see songs below

Original Music (up to 1hr):
Interconnectivity
Lovin' Light
Hu Sound
Mix It Up
Insi(ght)de
Free the Herb, the Herb Must Be Free
Positive Mind Power to the People
Soul Level Consciousness
Ho'olohe Ka Ua
What It Takes
Everybody
Blaze Your Fire
Reap and Sow
No More War
Hilo Ride
Keep on Walkin', Kitty Cat
The 3 R's
The Sock Song
and more

Hawaiian, Hapa Hau'ole and Indonesian Music:
Ua Noho Au a Kupa
Hi'ilawe
Hawaii Pono'i
Hawaii Aloha
Uluwehi 'o Ke Kai
Papalina Lahilahi
Na Moku 'Ewalu
Kaimana Hila
Koke'e
Henehene Kou Aka
Ke ao Nani
Pu'eo
Hau'oli La Hanau
Where I Live
This is the Rain
Suliram
and more

Covers/Others:
Could You Be Loved
Soul Rebel
Happy Birthday/Hau'oli La Hanau
You Are My Sunshine
and more