Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima (Wahine) - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima (Wahine)

The original "Ninipo" appears in Liliʻuokalani's Buke Mele Hawaii over the notation "Liliʻu, Hilo, 1876." The song describes a woman's escape form the restrictions of Hilo, her passage through the tangle of Panaʻewa, her lovers' assignation at Moeawakea, and their immersion in the sea of Hāʻena. Hilo and Panaʻewa may well be metaphors of the unhappy marriage to which Liliʻu was bound; Moeawakea and Hāʻena may well be metaphors of the fulfillment for which she yearned.

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