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Yung, Myrtle Kapolilaua`eomakana Malu÷

  
Kupuna Name:
Yung, Myrtle Kapolilaua`eomakana Malu÷
Middle Names and Meaning:
Kapolilaua`eomakana ( laua`e bosom of Makana )
Birthday: Oct 11,1926
Birth Place: Hilo, Hawai`i
   

Brief Biographical Summary:
Kapolilaua`eomakana Yung comes from a family with a strong musical and hula background. Her mother, Rose Kuamo`o, was an extremely talented musician who could play all wind and string instruments, piano and organ, and taught voice and hula. Laua`e gained her hula foundation and love of Hawaiian music from her exceptional mother. Laua`e and her husband Wah Fook Yung have four children, 13 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren (as of 2001). Living in Keaukaha since 1936, Laua`e continues to keep a busy performance schedule as a "kupuna" with Alu Like.

Visuals:
Auntie Laua`e sharing a hula to "He U`i"
Laua`e Yung in her beautiful yard, Keaukaha, Hawai`i
Auntie Laua`e jamming at home with her `ukulele
Laua`e and Wah Fook Yung, 2001

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