Hula graduation [uniki] in Kahakuloa, Maui, 1875.

[Found under: “NO KE KALANA O KAHAKULOA A ME KONA MAU HIOHIONA.”]

Mixed-up news. On this 12th of June, there was a feast loudly given for a uniki for the hula uliuli, under the leadership of a youth, William Kamalahea; he is from the land of the Kilioopu wind, and he taught some from this District the hula uliuli, Continue reading

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Waialua Girls’ Boarding School in danger, 1881.

We regretfully hear that at the end of this year, the teacher, Mrs. Mary E. Green, head of the girls’ school of Waialua, her post as principal of the school, and perhaps the school will be abandoned by the government and others who give it help, Continue reading

Five hula schools in Heeia, 1876.

[Found under: “NA ANOAI.”]

Hula in Heeia.—There are five Hawaiian hula schools [pa hula Hawaii] here in this area under the leadership of five teachers, whose names are: Iopa from Iolekaa; Ioane Kaaiai from Ho-i; Laeula from Kealohi; Kanuku at the house of Kalei at Kikiwelawela, the teacher is from Manoa; at the house of Kaili is under the responsibility of C. Barenaba; Continue reading

Hula at Laie Maloo, 1876.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

In the evening of the 8th of this month, there was Hawaiian hula performed here in Laie Maloo by some kumu, they being Kiaimakani (m) and Kekulani (f), and their students were Kahinu (f) and Kalo (f), the two of them being girls. There were many who went to see this foolish act. This began at 3 o’clock or a little after; and at 5 p.m., the deputy arrived and proclaimed in a loud voice, like this: 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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