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Hālau I Ka Wēkiu (Wahine)

This mele pays tribute to King David Kalākaua for whom the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival was established five decades ago.  The setting of this mele inoa or name chant is Nuʻuanu Valley.  Oʻahu where the beautiful ʻāhihi lehua blossom and the refreshing Kahuailanawai Pool are found.  In the chant, Kalākaua is referred to by one of his many names- Kahikukapuonālani, the seventh of the royal ones.

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