Bishop Museum Media

Hawaii Ponoi 1970

A documentary of the Hoolaulea o Hana music festival, on August 16, 1970. Program expresses the importance of music in Hawaiian culture through the anthem Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī and the music festival. Includes narration by Kaʻupena Wong, music and speeches with most footage and performances recorded at the event. Footage includes making lei; cattle wrangling; musicians; the audience, kupuna, children, and families; a fisherman and ʻopihi pickers; hula dancers; horse-riding women; people working in a loʻi kalo; people saying their farewells. Features Sonny Chillingworth, The Farden Sisters, Sina Fournier, Leinaʻala Haile, The Hilo Kalimas featuring Kihei Brown, Manu Kahaialiʻi, Eddie Kamae, Helen Hoakalei Kamauʻu, Moe and Jean Keale, ʻIolani Luahine, Joe Marshall, Henry Pa and his Hulamanu Troupe, Gabby Pahinui, Pilahi Pakī, George Rogers, The Sons of Hawaii, Palani Vaughan, Kaʻupena Wong, and the Wahine Hololio. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession numbers 1988.0248.0005 and 1988.0248.0006.

Languages: English


  • Historical

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