Kawailiʻulā - Wahine (2022 Hula Kahiko)

Updated: Apr. 22, 2022 at 4:21 PM HST
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In 1882, Malaea Punapana‘ewa Adams Boyd wrote this mele to be presented at the coronation of Kalākaua and Kapi‘olani on February 12, 1883. The composer lived in Maunawili and as she traveled over the Ko‘olau gap, she used the metaphor of lei making to bring together the variety of lei plants, winds and rains that fashioned a royal crown for the Queenʻs head.