In Hawai'i, the highly prized lychee tree blooms only once a year. Paranoid Arnie and Ethel vow to protect their fruit from lychee thieves...at any cost! Arnie and Ethel's feelings of suspicion are stirred when a Hawaiian stranger named Keoki (Pomaika'i Brown, 50 First Dates) offers to harvest their lychee. When Arnie's selfish impulses drive him to hire professional pickers for the task instead, Keoki realizes that their lives are being dictated by fear, and attempts to set things right. Lychee Thieves explores the often humorous - and sometimes contentious - interactions among the culturally and ethnically diverse people of Hawai'i. Its lush dream sequences take us from the mystical valleys of Hawai'i to ancient China, where a smitten emperor will stop at nothing to feed his lady's lust for the rare fruit. Written by
In Hawai'i, the highly prized lychee tree blooms only once a year. Paranoid Arnie and Ethel vow to protect their fruit from lychee thieves...at any cost!
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Performed by RAIATEA HELM
Written by Emma A.K. DeFries
Published by Olomana Publishing Co.
Used with permission. © 1980
From the album, "Hawaiian Blossom", Raiatea Helm Records LLC See more