Contributor- Theodore Kelsey, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Mele Hei.
Celebrating the love a mother feels for her child, we feature a mele composed by Mrs. Kawaimakaonaliʻi Haʻo written for her son Kealohilani.
Singer- Kailihiwa Kuehu, Puʻuanahulu, N. Kona, Hawaiʻi. Mele olioli no Hiʻiaka. Kailihiwa heard this mele when Ruth Keʻelikōlani was living. His grandfather taught it to him and said that Kaʻolulo was the composer.
Contributor - Wahineikeouli Pa, Wet Cave, Hāʻena, Kauaʻi. Mele hula. Accompanied by the ʻulīʻulī.
Bishop Museum’s newest traveling family exhibition invites visitors on an educational and entertaining journey of the history of land, sea, air and space travel with displays made of nearly one million LEGO® bricks.
Contributor- P.K. Kuhi, Kalihi Kai, Kauaʻi. Mele inoa no Kalākaua.
Singer- Mrs. Lahilahi Webb. Honolulu, Oahu. Mele inoa of Mrs. Webb’s grandmother, and Mrs. Webb’s mele, since she is a namesake of the grandmother. Mrs. Webb never heard all of it. This is only a fragment.
Contributor- Hanohano Makepa, Hanapēpē Valley, Kauaʻi.
“This is the mele maʻi of Antone Kaoo, of Waialua and Honolulu. He was a mixture of Cape Verde Portuguese and Hawaiian. He was a fast runner in the days of the monarchy and earned the title of ʻWaialua Horse.’ Later in life he became a hula master and prepared lūʻau for toursists. An industrious man, he worked up to his last illness and death.”
Contributor-Kapeliela Malani, Kawaihae, South Kohala, Hawaiʻi.