Biographical Research Center

Interview with Puakea Nogelmeier 12/7/2001 tape 4

Interview with Puakea Nogelmeier, former student of Maʻiki Aiu Lake, recorded on December 7, 2001 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Maiki Aiu Lake. Topics include various iconic kumu hula and their influence on Aiu Lake, Waikiki's Laulani Village and its historical impact on Aiu Lake and her generation's Hawaiian cultural education, Halau Hawaiʻi, how Aiu Lake contributed to the popularity of hula today, what she was like as a person and what impressed Nogelmeier about her, the notion of Aiu Lake being "chosen" for the life she led, what Aiu Lake was like as a dancer, and Nogelmeier's impressions of her funeral and the impact of her loss.

Languages: English


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