From the recording Lama Kuhikuhi
Middle C is recurrent throughout: Lama kuhikuhi is Hawaiian for beacon. Lama is a Hawaiian ebony, and also means torch or light. Lama wood is placed on the altar of Laka, as its name signifies enlightenment. Kuhikuhi means to teach, designate, or point out. Thus, the beacon shows the way of enlightenment.