Monthly Archives: July 2010

Adventures in Archives: Liliʻuokalaniʻs “He Buke Mele Hawaii,” 1897

In the month Iʻve been in Honolulu (already!), Aaron Salā and I have been going holoholo on excursions into archives. I arrived here with a long list of things to “spotcheck.” Last nite I posted on facebook that “after doing … Continue reading

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Falsetto Stylings

So Iʻm riding around with nephew Nate (aka Mahealani) the bass player, while also thinking about the syllabus for the course “Musical Cultures: Hawaiʻi” that Iʻll be teaching in the fall semester at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I ask … Continue reading


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Some comments on “The Queenʻs Songbook”

The Buke Mele Hawaii, composed & written by Lili‘uokalani, is a very special treasure. The last ruling monarch of the independent Kingdom of Hawai‘i, Lili‘uokalani was a prolific haku mele, a poet of exquisite expression, and also a pianist and … Continue reading

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Updates from HONOLULU !!!

Aloha Dear Readers! I wrote a post from 34,000 ft above sea level as I was enroute from Detroit to Honolulu last week. Then on landing, auē, reality hit! So I‘ve been settling in, with the help of nephews Nate … Continue reading

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