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I have safely received the newspaper Ke Aloha Aina, therefore I give my great thanks to you and your fellow workers.
Here we are speeding about here and there. There is much praise for the band and the Hawaiian singing and the hula; Professor Solomon Hiram’s deft playing of the banjo strings is superb, making the American women move indeed. Continue reading →
The Hawaiian Band will give a concert at 3 o’clock this afternoon in Kapiolani Park, the program for the occasion being the following:
March—United Liberty, Losey (a) Mystery, Johnson (b) Starlight Love, Denni Song—That Wonderful Mother of Mine, Gooding Overture—William Tell, Rossini Songs—Band Glee Club (a) Nuuanu Waipuna, Major Kealakai (b) Nohea, Queen Liliu (c) Uluhua, Robert (d) Ko Ua kilihune o kona [Ka Ua Kilihune o Kona], Queen Liliu Clarinet Solo—Somnambula, Thornton Waltz—Jolly Fellows, Vollstedt Intermezzo—Elegante, Offenbach March—Bright Eyes, Hoschna Hawaii Ponoi The Star Spangled Banner
At the meeting of the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] on Tuesday night, a letter signed by voters of the 4th and 5th Districts was read, pertaining to retaining once again Peter Kalani as the bandmaster of the Hawaiian Band, instead of Baker [Robert Hoapili Baker], who was appointed as bandmaster to take his place. Continue reading →
Peter Kalani, recently appointed leader of the Hawaiian Band to succeed Capt. Henri Berger, has been interested in music since a small boy. Mr. Kalani was born in Honolulu 38 years ago, and as soon as he became strong enough began twanging the strings of the ukulele and the taro-patch. Continue reading →
Prof. Kalani Peter, former leader of the Hawaiian band, who died last night after a short illness.
FORMER HAWAIIAN BAND LEADER VICTIM OF FLU
Prof. Kalani Peter, former leader of Hawaiian band, died of influenza early last night at his home, 186 South Beretania street near Emma, after an illness of three days. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Peter; a mother, Mrs. Kahoiwa Peter; a brother, Henry Peter of the territorial land office, and an uncle, Rev. Samuel K. Kamaiopili. Continue reading →
Ka Hoʻolauleʻa La Hanau no George Palakiko William Hookano 71st Birthday Party for George Hookano by Thelma Chun, Hoolauleʻa Ukulele Club
The Hoolauleʻa Ukulele Club honored their Advisor-Instructor, “Uncle” George Palakiko William Hookano on his 71st birthday, The event was held on Saturday, January 19,1980, five days prior to his actual birthday. Continue reading →