Laieikawai musical, 1923.




Presenting the beautiful legend of Laiekawai and Aiwohikupua, a picturesque and colorful setting with costumes such as were worn in former days by kings and chiefs. An exceptional Hawaiian presentation of unusual beauty, replete with songs and startling scenes. Continue reading

Sheet music at Wall Nichols Co., 1900.


You can find Hawaiian music like Wehiwehi, Akelekele ka Manao, Mai Poina oe Ia’u, Maui no ka Oi (in English and Hawaiian), Kapilina, Kuu lei Loke, and Laieikawai, at the musical instrument and music store of Wall Nichols Company on King Street under our Newspaper Office. These are songs done with the music. There are other Hawaiian songs available at this store.

[This sounds like Johnny Noble’s “Aloha: Souvenir Collection of Rare Old Hawaiian Songs.”]

(Kuokoa, 1/26/1900, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 4, Aoao 2. Ianuari 26, 1900.

Johnny Noble’s band, 1925.

Johnny Noble’s Singing Group

This is the singing group and band, the club of Johnny Noble. Starting from the left to right, Isaac Kanae, Pete Opunui, Ernest Hollron, Dan K. Pokipala (manager), Solomon Kamahele, William Smith, William Punohu, and seated is Johnny Noble (second in charge and leader of the band).

[If this image looks familiar to you and you were following the Hoolaupai page on Facebook, i am reposting past articles i previously put up there, so that they can be easily searched here at I try to categorize it under “repost” when i remember…]

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1925, p. 5)

Ke Kalapu Himeni a Johnny Noble

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 17, Aoao 5. Aperila 23, 1925.

More music—Ernest Kaai, 1906.


Last evening, Professor Ernest Kaai of the town of Honolulu nei left for the island of Kauai along with his fellow musicians to hold concerts in the places where they will visit, and they will not be left without being welcomed by the people of Kauai.

Travelling along with him are Mrs. Nane [Nani] Alapai, the singer of the Royal Hawaiian Band; Miss Keala; Mr. Holokahiki; and John Noble, Jr., a youth skilled on the flute [hoopiopio?]. They number five in total, and they are members of that band that is moving quickly through the places they visit.

After arriving on Kauai, Lihue is the first port where they stop, and it is there that they will hold their first concert tomorrow. After that, their tour will go all the way to Koloa where they will have a concert on the coming Monday, the 6th.

Then their musical tour will move on to Eleele, where they will have a musical assembly on the next Tuesday, the 7th. From there they will arrive at Waimea, and they will open another concert on Tuesday [Wednesday] the 8th. And then onto Makaweli where they will have another concert on the next day, the 9th.

Ernest Kaai and his band mates will spend a number of days on Kauai, and when they reach Makaweli, and hold a concert there on the day shown, it is then that they will know where their tour will move to next.

On this tour, Professor Kaai has time to give benefit concerts for good causes if it will be beneficial, but this all depends on the scheduling.

Mr. Kaai is a young Hawaiian that is well known in this town among the Hawaiians and among the haole that love playing music, for the regular job of that young man is teaching music. There are many haole women and haole men and Hawaiians as well who were taught by him and graduated in music.

[If this post looks familiar to some of you, it is because I posted it some time ago on the old Hoolaupai Facebook page. I found that it is not easy to find anything on that page, so started the blog at, where it is a whole lot easier to find posts! So I will be on occasion reposting articles so that they will be findable in one location. They will all be under the category “Repost”.]

(Kuokoa, 8/3/1906, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 31, Aoao 8. Augate 3, 1906.