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Kawailiʻulā (Hula ʻAuana 2021)

Published: Jul. 3, 2021 at 9:37 PM HST
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The passion of lovemaking is compared to the pressures which power a steamship. The gauge measures the steam as the pressure increases. Overhead the ʻiwa bird is one to be admired as it glides gracefully in flight. Kalākaua composed this mele under his pen name “Figgs,” a pseudonym that he often used when writing mele of a more risque nature.