The empty gourd sounds the loudest, 1971.

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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

Proclamation of the first Merrie Monarch Festival, 1964.

Were you around for the first Merrie Monarch in 1964?

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Keala Lovell of the Hawaii Visitors’ Bureau is shown displaying the proclamation for the first “Merry Monarch Festival,” which opens in Hilo, Hawaii, today. The program continues until Saturday.

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John Ioane Ukeke, in his earlier days! 1880

This must have been something to experience! 140 years ago!!

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CHINESE THEATER!

OPENING

A GRAND CONCERT!

Of all types of Hawaiian Music, on the night of the

SATURDAY NIGHT, THE 26TH OF THIS MONTH!

AT THE

Chinese Theater!

SEASIDE OF AINAHOU.

There will be some Mele performed with Native Hawaiian instruments, and some with Haole instrments.

By the Famed One

MR. JOHN IOANE UKEKE!

IS THE ORCHESTRATING.

THE PERFORMANCE.

1. IPU PERFORMANCE [LEALEA PAIPU]—4 girls whose steps are like flashes of lightning.

2. CHEST SLAPPING PERFORMANCE [LEALEA PA-I-UMAUMA]—3 boys with swift hand motions.

3. MODERN PERFORMANCE [LEALEA HOU LOA]—4 dolls. The dolls will do a Hula Olapa, and their hand motions will be like those of a human.

4. UKEKE PERFORMANCE [LEALEA UKEKE]—Mr. John Ioane will show his total skill with the metal ukeke (Jew’s harp) with Hawaiian songs and Haole songs—He will exert himself with his ukeke playing in all fashions—[It doesn’t help that the image is not clear…

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First Kamehameha Song Contest, 1921.

This year it will be 100 years!

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KAMEHAMEHA BOYS TO SING TONIGHT FOR CUP TROPHY

A large silver loving cup, the George Alanson Andrus trophy, will be presented tonight as the prize at the first annual interclass singing competition of the Kamehameha Boys’ School. the contest will be on the steps of Bishop museum and will be open to the public. Chester G. Livingston will be chairman of the judges, but other judges will not be known until after the contest.

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“What always carries the crowd away,” 1893 / today / forevermore.

Kaulana no!

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WHAT THEY SING.

What Always Carries the Crowd Away.

The patriotic song, “Kaulana na Pua o Hawaii,” composed and sung by the Hawaiian National Band at their concerts, has been put into English by “Makee Aupuni”:

Standing by our native land
Are we sons of Hawaii nei,
Daring a false and treacherous band,
Whose minions come from o’er the sea.

Responds our hearts from isle to isle,
Resolved to die before we yield,
Our ancient birthright ne’er defile,
We’ll spill our blood on freedom’s shield.

Responds Hawaii of Keawe
To farthest sands of green Mano,
Piilani’s land, and Kakuhihewa’s sand,
Shall witness that we face the foe.

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Cases of the flu, 1920.

THE CASES OF THE FLU KEEP INCREASING.

There were 41 more cases of the flu reported in town reported to the Board of Health until 4 in the afternoon on this past Sunday; that totals to 157 cases in the first seven days of February. In the month of January there were 88 cases and if the number of sick from the 1st of this month in Honolulu, the total is 245. Continue reading