Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea - Wahine (2023 Hula ‘Auana)
Updated: Apr. 15, 2023 at 2:24 PM HST
In 1916, Vicki Iʻi Rodrigues’s grandmother, Katie Stevens Iʻi, composed this timeless mele. The mākāhala blossom is compared to a lover. “Come, let us pass the time away, in a close relationship.”
Though there are many flowers, there is only one mākāhala that surpasses all and becomes my special someone.