O 'oe 'ia e Wailua'iki/Kaulīlua i ke anu Wai'ale'ale
The first piece is a mele ka'i (processional dance), which is a prayer to Kapo, a goddess of the hula. The second piece is a chant from the court of King Kalākaua who ascended the throne in 1874. Both pieces are performed in the mele hula style and his wife, Ahmoe is the dancer and caller, heard in the middle of the recording. The texts and translations are from the Bishop Museum collections.