Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hula Ku'i

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hula Ku`i.

Hula Ku`i is a hula which was popularized in the late 1800s during King David Kalakaua's reign.

Hula Ku`i is different from traditional Hawaiian hula because they are almost always accompanied by western instruments -- the guitar, ukulele and bass. Hula Ku`i songs are structured in several stanzas, each of which are sung to the same melody.

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