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Kunewa, Blossom Keli`i`aukai Kahele Joshua

  
Kupuna Name:
Kunewa, Blossom Keli`i`aukai Kahele Joshua
Middle Names and Meaning:
Keli`i`aukai ( Queen of the Sea )
Birthday: May 2, 1926
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
   

Brief Biographical Summary:
Blossom Kunewa was born and raised on O`ahu and began hula at a young age with her Kumu Hula mother Rose Joshua. All four daughters in the family danced and the three youngest girls kept a busy performance schedule during their teens as the darlings of wartime in Honolulu. "The Fabulous Joshua Sisters" regularly performed at numerous military bases and WaikÔkÔ hotels and restaurants. Blossom spent six years in Europe with her military husband, actively teaching and performing in Germany where she lived, and other countries such as Spain and France. She returned to Hawai`i and has continued to teach and share ever since. She is involved in judging hula competitions and frequently travels to the mainland and abroad for hula-related events.

Visuals:
Blossom during her interview, Dec 2002
With her sisters Gladys (left) & Lorraine (right), Dec 2002
Blossom sharing her lovely smile, 2002
Magic Hula Studio, Kalškaua Avenue, 2002
Three of the four Joshua Sisters - Gladys, Blossom, and Lorraine, 2002
Joshua sisters talking hula with Nona Beamer, 2002

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