On Keaweikekahialiiokamoku and his kaai, 1869.

[Found under: “KA MOOLELO HAWAII. NA S. M. KAMAKAU. HELU 4.]

O Keaweikekahialiiokamoku ke alii. O Manawainapoo ka aha, o Kahuluiaikukaholo ka aha maloko, o Kaolemaiheeluukia, o Luukia ka aha lanalana o ke kapu mawaho, paa ai o Keaweikekahialiiokamoku a ku i kaai. Continue reading

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A prayer, 1865.

[Found under: “Ka Hoomana Kahiko. HELU 26. Ka oihana lapaau, me ka puaa hiwa me ka moa keokeo. Na hana hoomana i ka lapaau ana, ma ka aoao Kahiko.”]

“Kumamalohia puna i ka awa,
Awa inu kahela ia na ka lani,
Kilihau wale iho no i ka ua, Continue reading

I wonder if this ever happened, and if it did, if the recordings are still around, 1934.

Genuine Hulas to Be Preserved In Series of Motion Pictures

Aid of modern motion pictures and phonographs will be enlisted to preserve the Hawaiian hula as it was danced in Kalakaua’s days, so that burlesque innovations will not cause the dance to degenerate in years to come, it was announced Monday when Akoni Mika, 68-year-old hula master, arrived here from his home at Keaukaha, Hilo. Continue reading

More on Kapo in the verdure, 1905.

[Found under: “Ka Moolelo o Hiiaka-i-ka-poli-o=pele”]

[Hiiaka and Wahineomao folks come upon a halau filled with men, women, and children, at Wailua Iki. The activity within the halau was hula.]

While they were standing, those inside were dancing hula. The hula being performed at that time was a hula olapa. When they were at a break, Hiiaka chanted, for she saw her cousin, Kapokulani, sitting amongst the verdure. Kapo saw their young alii and her tears began to flow.

THIRTY-FIFTH CHANT OF HIIAKA.

1. Kanikanihia Hikapaloa—e,
2. O ka lai o Wailua-iki,
3. Lai malino a Kapo i noho ai,
4. I noho nanea no i ka lai o Kona,
5. Alo—ha,
6. O kanaenae aloha iho la no ia la,
7. O ka leo,
8. O ka leo ka mea aloha—e,
9. Noho ana Kapo i ka ulu-wehiwehi, Continue reading