This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
Four of the Hawaiians who were with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show are at San Francisco rooming in a big building opposite the Occidental on Montgomery. The boys, who hope to get off for home by Manoa, are: K. Nakea, Hoapili, Kipi and Makalena. Continue reading →
Quartet Sings Old Hymns of Hawaii For Leper Colony
A program of sacred Hawaiian music will be heard through KGU this evening from 6:10 to 6:30. A mixed quartet under direction of Olivia Nakea will present the first of a series of songs for “shut-ins” throughout the territory. Continue reading →
Venerable Charles E. King, whose Song of the Islands is among the most widely known of all Hawaiian music, pulled no punches in a talk before the Hawaiian Civic club today on modern day treatment of island songs.
“Hawaiian music,” said Mr. King, speaking at the club luncheon at the YWCA at noon, “is being murdered—and by Hawaiians.” Continue reading →
The Kawaihau Glee Club will give a free concert at the Emma Square musical assembly this Tuesday, April 3. There will be performed enthusiastically, songs recently composed by Mekia Kealakai, Jim Shaw and Solomon Hiram, some of the experts of that famous glee club from the time of the Monarchy. They will be fully attired in their uniform that they wore when they travelled the length and breadth of America. For the benefit of the lovers of songs of the Aloha Aina newspaper, we are printing those heart-grabbing songs that will be played that night. Continue reading →
Standing from the left: David Kaahili, Prince Jack Heleluhe, John Nakeleawe; Sitting below: Miss Amy Awai, Joseph K. Kekipi.
The photograph above, is of some Hawaiian youths that are travelling around America while working, singing and playing music. Their names are above, and they faces are familiar to Honolulu’s people. Continue reading →