Hawaiian Music and Musicians, Revised and Updated, 2013.

If you are free at 12:00 noon tomorrow, the Center for Biographical Research’s Brown Bag tomorrow is on the updated classic, “Hawaiian Music and Musicians”!

“Hawaiian Music and Musicians, Revised and Updated.”
by John Berger, Author and Editor
Thursday, March 14th
12 noon to 1:15 pm
Kuykendall 410

For more information, please contact biograph@hawaii.edu, 956-3774, or www.facebook.com/CBRHawaii

George S. Kanahele published his monumental Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Illustrated History in 1979. Compiled with the assistance of a hundred contributors and the research of many more, it was immediately recognized as the most ambitious book ever written about Hawaiian music.

The book is arranged alphabetically, with entries on Hawaiian music from its roots in ancient chants to the flowering of the musical renaissance in Hawai’i. It describes leading personalities and groups, organizations, songs and publications, and discusses the extraordinary popularity of Hawaiian music round the world. There are biographies of musicians from every period of Hawaiian musical history—from Henry Berger, David Kālakaua, Queen Lili‘uokalani, and others of their time, to the great names of the 20th century.

In 2000 Dr. Kanahele asked veteran music critic John Berger to work with him on a second edition; Dr. Kanahele passed away a few months later. It took John Berger another dozen years to complete this Revised and Updated Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Encyclopedic History (Mutual Publishing, 2012). The book is now more than doubled in length, with almost every entry revised and updated, and with almost 100 new entries. In this talk, John Berger will be discussing the process of revising and editing this immense musical history.

Speaker Bio:

John Berger has covered entertainment in Honolulu for 40 years. He has been writing about music, theatre and social events of all kinds for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (formerly the Honolulu Star-Bulletin) since 1988.

[From University of Hawaii’s Center for Biographical Research Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/423747624386459/ ]

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Voting results for the new monarch, 1873.

Makaainana vote for Monarch Jan. 1, 1873.

To show the unanimity of the people by them actually voting for His Highness Prince William C. Lunalilo for King of the Hawaiian Archipelago, we put before you below the total ballots cast on the 1st of January, 1873.

Hawaii.

District                                                    Ballots
Hilo for W. C. Lunalilo                           974
Puna ” ” ”                                                215
Kau ” ” ”                                                  434
South Kona ” ” ”                                     340
North Kona ” ” ”                                     334
” ” R. Keelikolani                                      30
” ” Emma                                                     6
” ” Pauahi                                                     1
Kohala for W. C. Lunalilo                       810
Hamakua ” ” ”                                         349

Maui.

Wailuku for W. C. Lunalilo                    729
” D. Kalakaua                                              5
” Emma                                                        1
Makawao for W. C. Lunalilo                  445
Ulupalakua ” ” ”                                      172
Hana ” ” ”                                                 280
Kipahulu ” ” ”                                             85
” Emma                                                         1
Kaupo for W. C. Lunalilo                         147
” Emma                                                          1
Lahaina for W. C. Lunalilo                      584
Kaanapali ” ” ”                                          487
Molokai ” ” ”                                             488
Lanai ” ” ”                                                   88
Kalaupapa ” ” ”                                        234

Oahu.

Honolulu for W. C. Lunalilo                 3,049
Koolaupoko ” ” ”                                       472
Koolauloa ” ” ”                                           293
Waialua ” ” ”                                              272
” D. Kalakaua                                                1
Waianae for W. C. Lunalilo                      137
Ewa ” ” ”                                                     324

Kauai.

Those who signed their name for W. C. Lunalilo
Hanalei ” ” ”                                                105
” for David Kalakaua.                                     8

[I obviously do not know how to do columns in wordpress.com! Anyone have any pointers?]

(Kuokoa, 1/11/1873, p. 2)

Ke koho balota Moi o na Makaainana Jan. 1, 1873.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 2, Aoao 2. Ianuari 11, 1873.