Maka didn’t talk much, but he loved to sing. Wherever he went, his beloved ‘ukulele was by his side. And whenever he started to play and sing his song, “The Maka Shaka Shuffle,” people would stop what they were doing and sing along…
Point your thumb, now point your pinky.
Shake it back and forth and give a little winky.
It’s the Maka Shaka Shuffle, oh yeah.
The Maka Shaka Shuffle, uh huh.
One day, a very big and very hungry pua‘a entered his village and started chasing all his friends. Shy little Maka did the only thing he knew how and bravely saved his village from destruction.
An audio CD with an original song by Domonic Vespoli, “Maka the Music Maker,” and a reading by author Shannon Scott is included.