Does anyone know of the mele “Kalani Kaulilua” by Major Kealakai? 2018.

Might it be “Ka Ipo Lei Manu,” generally credited to Queen Kapiolani?

via “Ka Ipo Lei Manu,” 1891.

Major Kealakai perhaps took offense to this article? 1924.


Territory, Army, Navy and Consulates Are To Be Represented At Services

Official circles of the territory will be represented at the memorial services for the Kalakaua dynasty at Kawaiahao church Sunday morning. Among those who will be in attendance will be Mrs. Wallace R. Farrington, wife of Governor Farrington; Acting Governor and Mrs. Raymond C. Brown, Major General and Mrs. C. P. Summerall, Rear Admiral J. D. McDonald, Consul for Great Britain and Mrs. W.Massy Royds, Consul for France and Mrs. Marques, Consul General for Japan and Mrs. Yamasaki, Consul for China and Mrs. tau Shia Hsu, Vice Consul of Belgium Victor H. Lappe, Consul of Portugal and Mrs. Fancisco de Paula Brito, Consul for Cuba and Mrs. Gustavo E. Mustelier. Continue reading

“E O E Kalani Kaulilua” by Major Kealakai, 1924.


To the Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha nui: So that people know the truth, I am Mekia Kealakai, the one who composed the kanikau of King Kalakaua, “E O E Kalani Kaulilua,” of the Kawaihau Glee Club which existed then. The ones who sang this dirge were these: Continue reading