Hawaiian boys headed to China to play music, 1916.

[Found under: “LOCAL AND GENERAL”]

Five Hawaiian musicians will leave Honolulu May 26 in the steamer China for Shanghai, China, to fill a lengthy engagement at the Carleton Cafe in that city. They are Robert Akeo, William Smith, Valentine Kawai, John Nieper and Joseph K. Kauila.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/9/1916, p. 3)

Five Hawaiian musicians...

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIII, Number 7511, Page 3. May 9, 1916.

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 http://nupepa-hawaii.com. 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 plays! 1925.


This play was shown at Waikiki Park on this past Saturday, and will be shown again on this Satrday night. From the left to the right—Alice Malahea, Lydia Holt, William Smith, Abbie Lincoln.

[This is another i wish i could have seen! This is a repost from the abandoned Hoolaupai Facebook page of times past. I like the format of http://nupepa-hawaii.com because it is very easily searched!]

(Kuokoa, 5/21/1925, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 21, Aoao 5. Mei 21, 1925.