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Beamer comments on chant "Holoana `o Kaläkaua."
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Nona Beamer
Honolulu, 1999
In this clip, Auntie Nona tells what she knows about the chant "Holoana `o Kaläkaua."
Length: 1:01

NONA BEAMER: "Holoana `o Kaläkaua" is kind of um, historical. There was Kaläkaua--[CHUCKLES]--looking for funds to replenish the treasury. And um, there was talk that he had gone to the different merchants to try to get money and uh, giving opium licenses, so he would add money to the treasury. Apparently, he didn't sell enough licenses. [CHUCKLES] So he's going to France and he's going to England to ask if we can um, uh, borrow money. And uh, I think his reputation precedes him as the Merrie Monarch. And they say, No, sorry. I wonder how he does replenish the treasury. [CHUCKLES] We have to find out. [CHUCKLES]


Loo performs Hula Kä`eke`eke for Kaläkaua.
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THIS PERFORMANCE CLIP IS PROVIDED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL FOR ONE TO LEARN THE DANCE. PROPER PROTOCOL REQUIRES YOU SPEAK TO THE KUMU TO REQUEST PERMISSION.
Maile Loo
Honolulu, 1999
In this clip, Auntie Nona's hänai daughter Maile Loo performs a seated Hula Kä`eke`eke as she was taught by her mother. The chant is "Holoana `o Kaläkaua".
Length: 2:18

`Ae, Holo ana `o Kaläkaua

Holo ana `o Kaläkaua
E `imi i ka pono nä moku
I Kahiki ä ho`i mai
I Kahiki a`o Pelekane
Mai Kahiki a wäwae pahu
I ka `ohe kä`eke`eke
I ka pahu kani a Lono
`O Lonoikamakahiki
Ho`oheihei kani moana
Kani Häwea pahu ali`i
E ö mai e ka lani
`O Kaläkaua nö he inoa

He inoa no Kalani Käwika Kaläkaua


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