Sam Ku Company, 1928.

Farewell Twilight CONCERT
SAM KU COMPANY

Dan Ku, Hiram Kaliko, “Princess” Maunu, George Kalani and Sam Ku

(quintette sailing for Paris on Taiyo Maru,  Sept 18)

LAST CHANCE—MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW

Big New Program

Supported by Kamehameha Choir (22 voices) and Johnny Noble’s Orchestra

PRICES 75c, $1.00, $1.50  A FEW LOGES $1.00

(Advertiser, 9/11/1928, p. 6)

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Honolulu Advertiser, 23rd Year, Number 14,927, Page 6. September 11, 1928.

Death of Daniel Akana Ku Jr. in San Francisco, 1964.

Hawaiian Trio Leader Passes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Daniel Ku, native of Hawaii and for years the leader of the luxury liner Lurline’s famed Hawaiian trio.

He died Sunday of cancer at the San Francisco Marine Hospital. He was 54. Continue reading

Daniel Akana Ku, Jr. 1927.

DAINEL AKANA KU, JR. [DANIEL AKANA KU, JR.]

Expert Guitar and Steel Player.

This is a picture of a Hawaiian boy skilled at playing the steel guitar; Mr. Sam Ku, Jr. is his older brother’s name. He was born in Honolulu; Mrs. Elena Mahu is his mother and Sam Ku, Sr., his father, who is a guard at the insane asylum. Continue reading

Death of Kamaki Pahu, 1948.

Obituaries

THOMAS PAHU

Thomas Pahu, 55, of 1010 4th Ave., died this morning at his home. Born in Honolulu, Mr. Pahu was a well known construction man.

He had been with the board of water supply for the last year and was formerly with J. L. Young Engineering Co., Chester Clarke Co., Ready Mix Co. and J. M. Tanaka. Continue reading

Singers from Hawaiia, 1920.

SIX OF HAWAII’S FINEST MUSICIANS COMING HERE FROM ISLANDS TO PRESERVE MUSICAL IDEALS OF NATIVE LAND

Hand-Picked Company of Native Musicians in the Islands Chosen for Long Tour in United States and Canada During Present Summer—Sailed May 19th from Honolulu with Mildred Leo Clemens

Mildred Leo Clemone and Her Native Hawaiians of the Famous Waikiki Beach, April, 1920

Six of the finest native musicians in all the Hawaiian Islands sailed from Honolulu on May 19th on the steamship “Maui,” to fill their first American engagement. They will appear on the Colt Alber Premier circuit in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio. Continue reading

Spreading Hawaiian music and dance in America and Canada, 1920.

WILL ADVERTISE HAWAII THROUGHOUT STATES

Mildred Lee Clemens and her company of Hawaiian musicians and dancers who will sail with her on the S. S. Maui, May 19, and appear on the Colt-Alber Chautauqua Premier Circuit of the Atlantis coast and Canada, beginning June 10.

Continue reading

Hawaiian musicians go abroad, 1920.

THE SINGING OF THESE HAWAIIANS IS MOVING FORWARD

The photo above is of a group of Hawaiian singers taken to America, and they are in Canada at the moment, as per what Steven Lukua Matthew told Mrs. Rebecca Lukua, his mother here in Honolulu. There are six of them, and they are all Hawaiians, and their names are: the boys, Steven Lukua Matthew, John J. Matthew, and Kahaia Pahu; and the women are Kuuleipoinaole [Ida Alicante], Ane Hila, and Kamaka Pahu. Continue reading

Ioane Ukeke competes against the Chinese, 1880

COMPETITION OF HAWAIIAN ENTERTAINMENTS

AND

Chinese Entertainments from China!

TO BE UNVEILED

THIS SATURDAY EVENING,

AT THE

CHINESE THEATER (HALE KEAKA PAKE).

IOANE UKEKE will put up Hawaiian Theatrics against the Chinese Thespians, and he will perform these mele with the intent he will prevail with those entertainments, they being the ones below:

Hula Paipu,
Hula Kalaau,
Hula Kui, Continue reading

The empty gourd sounds the loudest, 1971.

Readers Forum

Hula Contest Judging

Editor, The Tribune-Herald:

This is the first time I have written a letter to the editor of any newspaper.

Just couldn’t resist Mr. Lanakila Brandt’s invitation in his letter to you about a Hula Contest, seeking a rebuttal or an augmentive comment.

Have neither to offer, but do have a comment:

How could he or anyone question the integrity of the judges made up of Masters of the Hula, such as Mrs. Lokalia Montgomery and Miss Iolani Luahine. Continue reading