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. Continue reading

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Hula program by Iolani Luahine, “beginning of a renaissance”.

Iolani Luahine Recreates Poetry Of Old Hawaii in Hula Recital

Iolani Luahine, premier exponent of the ancient hula, was presented to a capacity of audience at Mabel Smyth auditorium Tuesday night in  a program which might well prove to be the beginning of a renaissance for the rhythmic interpretative dances of the early Hawaiians.

The program will be repeated tonight.

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The large audience was deeply impressed and fascinated by the charm, subtlety, variety and ever changing color and mood of the dances.

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Atmosphere of the primitive in the Hawaiian people was greatly enhanced by the capable manipulation of the drum, gourd, conch-shell and other simple stage effects.

In this Lokalia Montgomery continuously supporter the soloist, and revealed an artistry worthy of the best exponents of these effects.

Kawena Pukui was the excellent narrator. Continue reading

Early days of some of the greats, 1933.

PTA news
FOR ISLAND PARENTS & TEACHERS

CUMMINS SCHOOL

C. C. Robinson of the Y. M. C. A. spoke on “Developing Comradship Between Parents and Children” at the Liholiho P. T. A. meeting at Cummins school last Thursday evening. F. Nobriga, principal, introduced the speaker.

It was announced that there will be a sale of laulaus at the school on February 4, with Mrs. Kaulia in charge.

There will be a Valentine Party on February 14, for the faculty and P. T. A. officers.

Each month a different group has charge of the entertainment. At this meeting Mrs. Kaulia presented the following Hawaiian program which included hula, “Beauty” by Iolani Luahine; solo, Leimomi Kaulia; trio, Lydia Kaloio and companions; chant, Keahi Luahine; hula olapa, Helen Smythe; duet, Leimomi Kaulia and Mabel Kaulia; songs, “Akaka” by Emma Paishon and Iolani Luahine; hula, Lydia Kaloio and Julia Doyle, and hula, Lydia Kaloio. Continue reading

Iolani Luahine performance, 1949.

DANCES OF FIVE ISLANDS WILL BE INTERPRETED in the modern half of the hula concert to be given by Iolani Luahine and her group on Tuesday at 8 p. m. in McKinley high school auditorium. In this picture, left to right, Lei Miranda, Nani Chang and Lani Rodrigues are dancing the well known mele, “Maui No Ka Oi.” Another guest on the program will be Alfred Apaka singing, “I Will Remember You.”—Craig Stevens photo.

Iolani Luahine Will Dance Old, Modern Hulas in Concert Tuesday

The dignified and the humorous hulas and chants of old and modern Hawaii will be presented in the concert program, “Hula Hoolaulea o na Hawaii” by Miss Iolani Luahine on Tuesday evening at 8 in the McKinley high school auditorium.

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Miss Luahine, foremost interpreter of the ancient hula, will dance a prologue, the Hula Pele, two groups of gourd dances, Hula Ohelo; a group of drum dances; the Treadle board dance and the Hula kii.

She will also perform the paddle dance with her group.

“Kaulana na Pua o Hawaii,” a hula dating back to the 1890s will be Miss Iolani’s first modern dance offering. Continue reading

Albert Nahale-a entertains patients at Puumaile Hospital, 1945.

Celebration

In the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, the Hula Studio of Albert Nahale-a [Pa Hula a Albert Nahale-a] arrived at the Puumaile Hospital to entertain the patients at that home.

It was heard that a Hula Studio would come to entertain the patients, and it was questioned, who was coming down, and in the afternoon of Saturday it was clear, the Hula Studio that was coming down.

A little before the clock struck 3:00 P. M., the bell to rise rang. The people got up and made ready for the arrival of the Hula Studio. Nahale-a’s people arrived, and a little bit after 3:00 P. M. the emcee announced that they were ready to start the activities. Continue reading

The grand celebration of the 64th birthday of Princess Ruta Keelikolani Keanolani Kanahoahoa Muolaulani Keikiheleloa Keanohalia Kaleonahenahe Kohalikolani at her newly completed Keoua Hale, 1882.

Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani celebrated, on Thursday last, her sixty-fourth birthday by a luau, or banquet in native Hawaiian fashion, given at H. R. H.’s new mansion in Emma-street, followed on the evening of Friday by a Reception and Ball. The occasion was indeed adopted for the “house-warming” the handsome and beautifully decorated house being only just ready for occupation. The event has been long talked of, and looked forward to, and has been the chief topic of conversation during the past week, almost to the exclusion of all others, causing the exciting events of the previous week to fall quite into the background.

The Mansion which was the scene of these festivities is situated on the land known as Kaakopua, which has a long frontage to the Ewa side of Emma-Street. It is a handsome structure of two main stories, on a high basement with an attic story and turret above. On the main floor on the mauka side of the house, are two drawing rooms which communicate with one another by a wide arch. Continue reading