Ninipo Hoonipo Song in Australia, 1927.

AMUSEMENTS

THE HAWAIIAN TROUBADOURS. The soft lapping of Pacific breakers lazily breaking on Waikiki beach, moon light, soft breezes whispering through the palm trees, Hawaian maidens crooning a soft “Aloha,” a song of love, in which all the witchery of the tropical night comes stealing across the waters, are conveyed by Kaai’s Hawaian Troubadours, who again charmed a large audience last night at the National Theatre. Particularly effective was their singing of “Imi Au Oe,”¹ “Na Ke Aloha,” and “Ninipo,” In which the Troubadours greeted the dawn; “Ukulele Lady,” “Collegiate,” “Hawaian Blues.” of every known and unknown variety; as well as other items of past and present popularity. Not to be forgotten was Tuavivi, Greig’s “Persuasion” Hula, in which she revealed all the languid grace and symmetry of the dusky beauties of the south. The ensemble of the closing revue was another outstanding item of tropical colour and harmony. The season will terminate to-morrow night.

[Earlier, i posted Liliuokalani’s “Ninipo Hoonipo Song”, and strangely enough, i ran across this reference to it being sung all the way in Australia in 1928!]

¹”Imi Au Ia Oe”

(Examiner, 4/22/1927, p. 6)

AMUSEMENTS.

The Examiner, Volume LXXXV, Number 95, Page 6. April 22, 1927.

“Kaai’s Hawaiians” on TROVE, 1928.

KAAI’S HAWAIIANS.

Kaaiʻs Hawaiians, who will open at the Garden Theatre on March 3, have recently concluded a season of 120 nights in Sydney. They include the Moana Jazz Four, who were specially engaged at the Wembley Exhibition. The head of the company is Ernest Kaai, the composer of   “Aloha oe,” which is virtally the Hawaiiian national anthem. He has written and opera, which was successfully pro…

Miss Tuavivi Greig

…duced in London, and he has his own publishing house and an intsruments factory. The combination has been touring the world since 1906. There are nine men   and six women in the company, and there is every possibility that Queenie and   David Kaili, who are we know here, will join them for the Adelaide season. Tuavivi,   who is a member of the company, is a noted hula dancer.

[This comes from an Adelaide, South Australia newspaper, found on the National Library of Australia webside, TROVE. It seems unclear newspaper images is not something limited to Hawaii nei. However, at least the text on that site is correctable.]

(Advertiser, 2/23/1923, p. 11)

KAAI'S HAWAIIANS.

The Advertiser, Volume LXX, Number 21645, Page 11. February 23, 1928.

Portuguese laborers, 1911.

MORE LABORERS TO BE OBTAINED.

On this Saturday, A. J. Campbell will leave Honolulu once again to go to get more laborers for the sugarcane plantations; it is believed that this mission to obtain laborers will be easier than the earlier ones.

Portuguese laborers are wanted most to come to Hawaii nei because of the belief that they are the best laborers, and being that there are many Portuguese now working in the sugar plantations, and that they wrote letters to their families behind, it has made them excited to come to Hawaii nei, and thus it is believed that his journey to fetch laborers will go smoothly.

When the board of immigration [oihana hoopae limahana] was asked if they were thinking about Chinese laborers, they denied this because the authorities in Washington are strongly against the importation of those people into the land; they are only in favor of European stock.

The entire expenses of Mr. Campbell’s travels will be paid by the board of labor [papa limahana], along with his salary of ten-thousand dollars a year.

[Here is a related publication available online:

FIRST REPORT OF THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII.” Honolulu : Bulletin Pub. Co., Ltd., 1907-1911.]

(Kuokoa, 7/14/1911, p. 7)

E KII HOU ANA I MAU LIMAHANA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 28, Aoao 7. Iulai 14, 1911.