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The passing of Simeon Kiaaina Nuuhiwa, 1937.

S. Nuuhiwa, Famed Kauai Cowboy, Dies

SIMEON KIAAINA NUUHIWA

One more tie with the Islands’ colorful past was cut last week when 69-year-old Simeon Kiaaina Nuuhiwa, white-bearded old time cowboy of Kauai, died here. Continue reading

I know I have not been posting lately…

I have been in a weird funk for a while with all of what is going on in the world. But I just saw that the Welo Hou blog from Bishop Museum is back!

Maybe the museum is closed for a while to the public, but the work still goes on,

Check it out, a prayer for well being! OLA!

Ke Kumuhana o ke Ola o ke Kanaka

Happy Mele Monday!

Celebration of the birth of Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, 1939.

The residents of the homesteads of Nanakuli, Papakolea and Waimanalo, Oahu; Hoolehua, Molokai; and Keaukaha, Hilo; are making ready with their commemoration of the birth of the chief Iona Kuhio Kalanianaole, on the third week of this month, and Hawaiians are invited to arrive there to join in on the commemorations to be held.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/15/1939, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIII, Number 46, Aoao 3. Malaki 15, 1939.

A mele by Mrs. Lily Kalino for her home, Hilo, 1896.

LEILEHUA SONG.

Hanohano Hilo-one e waiho nei
Kahiko i ka ua Kanilehua
Kuu pua i kuia e na manu
He lei hoohihi na ka malihini

Hui:

Oia kuu home kulaiwi
Kuu aina hanau hoi a nui
A he nui no wau a he milimili
A he lei aloha na ka malihini

Uupu ae nei ko’u manao
E hoi e ike i ka aina
Ilaila ka halia i hiki mai ai
He aloha i o’u mau pokii

Haina ka puana o kuu lei
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John Ioane Ukeke, in his earlier days! 1880

This must have been something to experience! 140 years ago!!

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CHINESE THEATER!

OPENING

A GRAND CONCERT!

Of all types of Hawaiian Music, on the night of the

SATURDAY NIGHT, THE 26TH OF THIS MONTH!

AT THE

Chinese Theater!

SEASIDE OF AINAHOU.

There will be some Mele performed with Native Hawaiian instruments, and some with Haole instrments.

By the Famed One

MR. JOHN IOANE UKEKE!

IS THE ORCHESTRATING.

THE PERFORMANCE.

1. IPU PERFORMANCE [LEALEA PAIPU]—4 girls whose steps are like flashes of lightning.

2. CHEST SLAPPING PERFORMANCE [LEALEA PA-I-UMAUMA]—3 boys with swift hand motions.

3. MODERN PERFORMANCE [LEALEA HOU LOA]—4 dolls. The dolls will do a Hula Olapa, and their hand motions will be like those of a human.

4. UKEKE PERFORMANCE [LEALEA UKEKE]—Mr. John Ioane will show his total skill with the metal ukeke (Jew’s harp) with Hawaiian songs and Haole songs—He will exert himself with his ukeke playing in all fashions—[It doesn’t help that the image is not clear…

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