Na Mele Aimoku, na Mele Kupuna, a me na Mele Ponoi o ka Moi Kalakaua I: Dynastic Chants, Ancestral Chants, and Personal Chants of King Kalakaua I
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328pp. May 2001
Na Mele Aimoku, na Mele Kupuna, a me na Mele Ponoi o ka Moi Kalakaua I: Dynastic Chants, Ancestral Chants, and Personal Chants of King Kalakaua I
Author: Kalakaua I;
Created as a gift to honor King Kaläkaua, this is the only book of Hawaiian poetic compositions published during the Hawaiian Monarchy period. It represents, in a modern form, the ancient practice of composing and performing chants specifically to honor the ruling chief.

This privately published collection of forty-eight chants was a commemorative gift to the king at the elaborate two-week celebration held to mark his fiftieth birthday in 1886. Only seven copies of the original are known to exist today, including one copy at the Hawaiian Historical Society Library.
Ke Kupu Hou (Hawaiian Language Reprint Series)
Distributed for the Hawaiian Historical Society

Author: Kalakaua I;



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