Bishop Museum Media

Ka Poʻe Hula Hawaiʻi Kahiko (The Hula People of Old Hawaiʻi) 1984

Program produced in 1984 with footage filmed and recorded by Vivienne Mader from 1930 to 1935. Directed and narrated by Bishop Museum Ethnomusicologist Elizabeth Tatar. Translations by Mary Kawena Pukui. Subjects include Vivienne Mader's first interest in hula; the 1934 Lei Day celebration; Mader donating her collection to Bishop Museum; performances, demonstrations, and appearances by Ray Kinney, Don Blanding, Kamokila Campbell, Lydia "Mama" Bray's hula group; Royal Hawaiian Girl's Glee Club, Elmer Lee, Helen Beamer, the Beamer Family, Lei Becker, Keoki Becker, Helen Kawohikukapolani, Nona Beamer, Rose Kaʻimi Laʻanui and daughters, Rose Piʻilani, Kamuela Akoni Mika, Patience Namaka Wiggin, Joseph Ilalaole, Katherine Keaka Kanahele's hula group, and Katherine Nakaulai. All music in the program is from Bishop Museum's Historic Recording Collection. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession number 1984.0563.0004.


Languages: English


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