More mele, this time all the way from Germany! 1907.

“KO KELEMANIA MELE LAHUI.”

[GERMANY’S NATIONAL ANTHEM]

Ke Kiai ma ka Rino. [Guard on the Rhine.]

1—Me he nei la no ka Iku-wa,
Me he ale no ka Ki-la,
I ka Rino! no ka he-le,
I paa’i a pake-le.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Rino,
Kupaa a kuo-o!

2—Lohea na leo tausani,
Na maka kai ka lani,
E paa Keremani-a
I ka iwi o ka aina.

3—E leha ae ilu-na,
I ike mai ka Maku-a,
I paa mau ka Ri-no,
Na a-a o ke kino.

4—I kulu koko hookahi,
I paa i ka pahi,
He pu ma kahi aoao,
Aohe eu nana uwao.

5—Me he wai ka leo e kahe nei,
Ka welo a ka hae, ka lei,
Ma ka Muliwai o Ri-no,
E kiai no no Rino.

(The Rhine River is the river bordering Germany on the East.)

[Translation/interpretation of “Die Wacht am Rhein”.]

(Kuokoa, 3/29/1907, p. 4)

"KO KELEMANIA MELE LAHUI."

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 13, Aoao 4. Maraki 29, 1907.

Maybe that wasn’t the final word on Diamond Kekona, 1922.

THE YOUNG KEKONA AND JAZZ BAND IN BERLIN.

Diamond Kekona, the Hawaiian singer is in Germany today, that according to what Diamond Kekona wrote to Dick Kekona, his father, who is in the local police department.

Diamond Kekona is one of the Hawaiian boys famous for his singing, in Scala Casano [?], Germany now, and is getting paid 3,000 Marks (German dollars) per week, which is a very low wage for him, but he hopes he will receive more when it is changed.

There was much enthusiasm in France and England about Hawaiian music and the people there went crazy over Hawaiian music, and after he was out of work for a few weeks, he went to Germany under a contract with a Jazz band, and he is the only Hawaiian in the band; the other four are all haole. He only sings. Here below is a portion of his letter written to his father explaining:

“I’ve met many Germans who have been to Honolulu before. We are headed for Baden in the summer. I am now seeing the huge cities of Europe.”

[I went back earlier into the year to see if i might find a death announcement for Diamond Kekona, because we have received kind word from Sabine, a dear reader in Germany, that she’d attempt looking for Diamond Kekona’s grave, and this is what I found first from early in 1922.]

(Kuokoa, 1/27/1922, p. 1)

O KEKONA OPIO AME KA JAZZ BAND MALOKO O BERELINA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 4, Aoao 1. Ianuari 27, 1922.

Optimism a hundred and nineteen years ago… 1893.

COMPARISONS.

It was the Nation of America which restored Malietoa to once again rule as King. America held back the advances of Germany on Samoa and the taking of the Kingdom. It was America who saved the independence of Hawaii earlier, and we are optimistic that America will look at what is fair and just, and it will work along with the other nations of England and France to the right thing.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 1/18/1893, p. 2)

NA HOOHALIKE

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 625, Aoao 2. Ianuari 19, 1893.