More performances by David Bray, 1931.

BRAY GROUP OFFERS PROGRAM OF DANCES AND SONGS SATURDAY

Hawaiian music, old and new, together with exhibitions of hula dancing will make up a varied program to be given at the Latter-Day Saints hall, Kalihi, Saturday evening by David Bray’s group of Hawaiian entertainers.

Features of this performance will be two Hawaiian scenes—the first showing Kamehameha the Conqueror and his queen Kaahumanu receiving the five large islands of the group and the second showing Queen Kapiolani witnessing the graduation, or uniki, of 12 young hula dancers whose ages, range all the way from five to 12 years. In this scene 9-year-old Anuhea Brown, a talented dancer from Hilo, will dance to the song “Ia oe e ka la” written to commemorate King Kalakaua’s tour of the world in 1881.

The personnel of the Bray group includes Mr. and Mrs. David Bray, Mrs. Julia Nui, Mrs. Abbie Kong, Mrs. Ellen Oka and the Misses Juanita Guerrero, Johanna Wilcox, Odetta Bray, Kahala Bray, Nani Makakoa, Minnie Teixeira, Elaine Malama and the Messrs. Sam Kapu, Clement Judd, Sam Alama, WIlliam Crawford, Charles Namahoa, Albert Nahalea and David Bray, Jr.

 

(Star-Bulletin, 7/30/1931, p. 10)

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXXIX, Number 12316, Page 10. July 30, 1931.

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