George Hyatt has died—On this past Sunday, Feb. 13, George Hyatt died at the Queen’s Hospital. He was an old black man, and he was well known here in Hawaii. Continue reading
on the Wednesday of Next Week, the 6th of September, at the hour of 8:15 in the Evening.
Tandy Kaohu McKenzie,
C. W. KINNEY.
Builder of Guitars large and small and Polisher of Lei Palaoa, Ivory Buttons, and so forth.
205 Pauoa Road
(Holomua, 10/4/1913, p. 8)
New Leader of Band Has Written Songs of Hawaii
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
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
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
King Says Hawaiians Ruining Island Music
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
To Play Music That Has Swept Country
Major Kealaka [Major Kealakai] of Royal Hawaiians at Star Theater “First Half.”
(Munice Sunday Star, 9/17/1916, Second Section, p. 3)
[Found under: “Some Place to Go: The Popular Star Theater”]
The Act That Pleases
MAJOR KEALAKAI AND
A Musical Band of Hawaiian Youths in America
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