More on music with Joseph Kalima and Albert Nahale-a, 1935.

Some people of Hilo are starting a Glee Club from amongst the members of the Executive Committee of Hilo nei, from church members to other friends who are coming together for the purpose of singing here in Hilo.

Others from the Churches of Haili have been asked and some expert singers also have been asked to join with these people who have given themselves for this activity. Joseph Kalima and Albert Nahale-a have come aboard.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/22/1935, p. 2)

Ke hoala mai nei...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVII, Helu 17, Aoao 2. Okatoba 22, 1935.

Hula to entertain the sick, 1945.

A Celebration

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, the Pa Hula of Albert Nahale-a arrived at Puumaile Hospital to bring good will to the patients.

There was word that there was going to be a visit from a Hula Troupe to entertain the patients; it was asked who was coming, and in the afternoon of Saturday, it was clear which Hula Troupe was coming.

A little before 3:00 P. M., the waking bell was sounded. The people got up and got ready for when the Hula Group would arrive. Nahale-a’s people came, and it was but a short time after 3:00 P. M. The announcer voice rang forth announcing that it was ready for the activities to proceed.

They started their program with the performance of the song Ike hou ana i ka nani o Hilo,¹ and after that there were Hawaiian Hula and joint singing, and hula of this era, duets and trios.

The patients showed their enthusiasm by applauding.

When the close of the program was near, the head of the Hula Troupe announced that the day fell on the birthday of the Editor [Solomon Anakalea] of the Hoku o Hawaii, therefore they sang the song, “Happy Birthday” for this editor. He was 62 years old. I thank God for giving me these years.

Following this, the festivities were let out, and the members of the Hui Lokahi of Puumaile stood and gave their thanks to Albert Nahale-a and his Hula Troupe.

However, it was the solo singing performance of Mr. Joseph Kalima that was most admired by some. As well as the duets performed with his daughter.

This program was for some something that would not be forgotten in their weakened state.


¹Perhaps this is the mele that begins:

Ike hou ana i ka nani o Hilo,
I ka uluwehiwehi i ka lehua,
Lei hoohihi a ka malihini,
Mea ole i ke kono a ke aloha.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 6/20/1945, p. 1)

Aha Hoolaulea

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XL, Number 8, Aoao 1. Iune 20, 1945.

Pele makes appearance atop Mokuaweoweo, 1914.


On the evening of Wednesday the burning of lava above the crater of Mokuaweoweo was clearly known. At the arrival of the steamship Mauna Kea in the port of Awapaakai on Maui, on the Wednesday eve, the glow of fire atop Mauna Loa was witnessed by her passengers, and the fires above the Mountain was soon learned. These past days, word of the very intense fires above Mauna Loa has arrived, yet it did not pour over the side of the Mountain. However it was clear to the folks of Kawaihae and North and South Kona the power of the spouting of the fires above, and in the estimation of some people, the strength of the lava shooting above the crater was perhaps several hundred feet. The skies on the Kona side was illuminated, and it is being watched for where the lava will erupt from the mountain as is usual when eruptions occur atop Mokuaweoweo. Some people think that the strongest eruption will occur on the Kona side of the crater, and some predict that the flow will indeed happen on the Kona side. But the return of the person watching for the lava flow of Kilauea is awaited for being that he is now atop Mauna Loa.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/3/1914, p. 2)



Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 9, Helu 26, Aoao 2. Decemaba 3, 1914.

Further information on articles, 2014 and beyond.

I was just thinking that if anyone has any supplementary information on any of the posts appearing here that they might be holding on to and that they might want to share, that it might be helpful if they respond to that particular post with what they know, or even with questions they have (who knows, someone might have the answer). Or if perhaps one of the posts from the past sparks some recollection or conversation just amongst yourselves, that too i believe is worthwhile.