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These rare instantaneous home recordings, made from 1953 through 1955, capture the majesty of Pauline Kekahuna & her Hau’oli Girls, a unique all-women enterprise that thrived in Waikiki prior to Hawaii’s Statehood.
Pauline Kekahuna was always the leader of the Hau’oli Girls.
She adjusted the roster of the Hau’oli Girls according to the needs of the client or the venue.
Pauline never took their style away from the women who performed in the group.
She embraced their arrangements, and encouraged their compositions.
Nina Keali’iwahamana, the final remaining survivor of these extraordinary sessions, has graciously shared her memories of these historic sessions with us.
These one-of-a-kind recordings celebrate the early empowerment of the Hawaiian woman.
Highlights include: 1st known revival recording of “Kaulana Na Pua”, 1st known recording of Nina Keali’iwahamana (age 16), 1st known recording of Alice Johnson singing her “Nani Wale Ke’anae”, only known recording of Vickie Ii Rodrigues singing her “KHBC”, and much more.
|1  Pauline Kekahuna (Listen To A Sampler Of Selections From This CD)|
|2  Kaulana Na Pua|
|4  Nani Wale Ke'anae|
|5  Ku'u Ipo Ku'u Aloha Poina 'Ole|
|7  Po La'i La'i|
|8  Ku'u Lei|
|9  E Mau|
|10  Pili Aloha|
|11  Haunani Hula|
|12  Na Ka Pueo|
|13  Mi Nei|
|16  Kani 'U'ina La|
|17  Hapa 'Ilikini|
|19  Ku'u Lei Hoku|
|20  Aloha O'ahu|
|21  Po Mahina|
|22  Ko Ma'i Ho'eu'eu|