Huewai a Kaula

Did you see today’s Bishop Museum’s “Mele Monday” post on string figures?

Click here to get taken there.

Also, click the link below for a related past post on hei. I wonder what the two pictures look like in the original newspapers. I am guessing that they are much clearer.

https://nupepa-hawaii.com/2013/03/27/hei-cats-cradle-hawaiian-style-1916/

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Dirge written by Mrs. Mary W. P. Kenao for her husband, J. D. Kenao, 1862.

He Kanikau Aloha no J. D. Kenao.

He Uhane la he aloha,
Nou no la e J. D. Kenao,
Kuu hoa make anu wai o Kaulea,
E pue ana i ke koekoe,
Eloku anailoko o ka io ka hui,
Li aipo i ka hele kua,
Ka leina a ka uhane la liuliu,
Paa i ke anu ka noe o ka mauu,
Holu ka manawa mauna i ka makemake,
Naha ke keiki au o Kalena,
Puai ka ena ka pua o ke aalii,
He alii ko aloha he hoa no’u i ka po—e po—la,
Po ke kula o Kamahoke i ka noe,
Honi aku ka uhane i ke ala o ka pua laniuma,
I kui a lei no kuu hoa e,
Hoomaha ka wela i ka wai o Pulepule,
Huli nana o ke anu o Mauna Gula,
O ka nani hoi o Kienemela,
Auau i ka wai e Hualamea,
O ka ua koiawe i na pali,
E huli e hoi eia wau,
O ka hoa kuili o ke aumoe,
Naha kaawale ua hele oe,
Ko-o ka ka pili me ke aloha,
Ua hala, ua hele, ua nalo loa,
Pau ka ike ana la e ka hoaluhi,
Uhia paaia e ka ua noe,
E ka ua noe anu o Hiilei,
Ua kuhi ka manao o ka hoa oe,
Aole e hiki, ua kino lau,
Ua kuniia e ke sila, ua paa loa,
He paa hemo ole i ka weheia,
O ka leo o ka manu ka’u e lohe nei,
I ke kani hoene lua mai i ke ahiahi,
O ke ahi keia, ua wela wau,
Ua wela i ke aloha,
Paila ka manao e noho nei,
I ka eha konikoni a kuu kino,
Ua hala, ua hele, ua nalo ia.

Mrs. Mary W. P. Kenao.
Irish Creek, Kaliponia, Iune 14, 1862.

(Kuokoa, 7/26/1862, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 35, Aoao 1. Iulai 26, 1862.

Death of Abela Kekamakahi in Coloma, California, 1860.

Death in California.

O Hae Hawaii:—Aloha oe:

A friend of ours has died on the 1st of Mei, 1860; that is Abela Kekamakahi, someone loved by everyone.

This is why he died; he had a distended stomach [opu ohao], which he had for four months. He was treated by a haole man, and received comfort, thereafter he relapsed, and a Hawaiian kahuna appeared named Keahilele, and with his treatment, his body received no comfort. Continue reading

Old School, 1983.

George Naope performs at the 1982 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo: “My type of dancing is not commercial. But it reflects the inner feeling; I guess it’s because I come from the old school…”

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“Hawaiian Heritage Culture Revue,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Shell, will feature a number of Hawaiian acts including the eminent George Naope and his Kona Gardens School of Hawaiian Arts.

Hawaii Talents International is presenting the evening of Hawaiian songs and dances, which also will feature:

  • The Dela Cruz Brothers, with the Na Opio Koolau Dancers.
  • Ka Ua Kilihune, spotlighting male hula, with Al Barcarse.
  • The Nuuanu Brothers, blending Hawaiian and contemporary music with comedy.
  • Kawai Liula Halau, led by Chiky Mahoe.
  • Kimo Kahoano, master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $12 for reserved seats, $10 for the terrace section, and $8 for general admission. Tickets are available at the Neal Blaisdell Center box office and at STAR outlets.

Boone Morrison photos

wayne
harada

entertainment editor

George Naope: kumu from ‘the old school’

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