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“Kū'oe i ka'u wahi 'Ōhelo”

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Kū'oe i ka'u wahi 'Ōhelo

The performer of this Hawaiian hula 'ōhelo,Tom Kaulaheaonamoku Hiona (1915-1968), learned it from Eleanor Hiram, who learned it from her grandmother, Keakaokalā Kanahele. This recording done in 1961, may well be the only one known from this time of the hula 'ōhelo, which in the Kanahele tradition is accompanied by the pahu. The vivacious, humorous text, which is overtly sexual, was provided by Hiona in 1960 and translated by Pukai in 1961.

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