04-06-22

He polokalamu kīwī hou ke hiki mai ana e pili ana i ka moʻolelo o Hawaiʻi nei.

ʻO ia aʻela kekahi poʻo nūhou o kēia lā, ka lā 6 o ʻApelila, he Pōʻakolu. Welina e nā makamaka. O Ke Aolama kēia a penei ka nūhou.

Aloha nō. ʻO ka makua aliʻi o ka Hui ʻo Kamaka ʻUkulele, ʻo Samuel Kaiʻaliʻiliʻi Kamaka ʻŌpio, hala aku nei i ke ala koʻiʻula a Kāne i ka lā 15 o ka mahina ʻo Malaki ma kona hale. Ua piha nā makahiki he 99 iā ia. Ua kāhea ʻia ʻo Kamaka me kona kaikaina ʻo Frederick e komo i ka ʻoihana kaua, a ma hope, hoʻomau akula lāua i ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana. Akā, ʻoiai ʻo Samuel Kamaka e hoʻokō ana i nā koina kekelē lae ʻula ma ke Kulanui o ʻOlekona Mokuʻāina, lohe akula ʻo ia no ka loaʻa o kona makuakāne, ʻo Sam Makua, i ka maʻi make. Hoʻi maila ʻo Kamaka no ke kōkua ʻana i kona makuakāne. A ma hope o ka hala ʻana o Sam Makua i ka makahiki 1953, lilo ihola ʻo Kamaka, ʻo ia ka luna o Kamaka ʻUkulele. A ma laila ʻo ia i hana ai a kona hoʻomaha loa ʻana.

Aia ana ʻo Jason Momoa ma kekahi polokalamu kīwī hou a kapa ʻia aku ʻo “Ke Aliʻi o ke Kaua.” He polokalamu ia e pili ana i ka moʻolelo Hawaiʻi, ma kahi o ka makahiki 1795. A ʻo Kaiana ka mea nona ka moʻolelo. He haku moʻolelo ana nō hoʻi ʻo Momoa no “Ke Aliʻi o ke Kaua.” A ʻo Thomas Paʻa Sibbett lāua ʻo Francis Lawrence kekahi mau haku moʻolelo.

Aia nō ke ʻimi ʻia aku nei kahi ʻāina i lua ʻōpala ma Oʻahu nei. He pono i ke kūlanakauhale ke koho i ʻāina hou ke hiki aku i ka hopena o kēia makahiki nei. Ua hāpai ʻia he ʻeono wahi. ʻO kekahi wahi, aia ma Kunia. A ʻo kekahi, aia ma Waipahu. He ʻekolu wahi ma Waialua, a he wahi ma waena o Haleʻiwa a me Waialua. Akā, i ka Pōʻakahi nei, ua hōʻole ʻia aku nei nā wahi a pau. I kāpae ʻia aku ia mau wahi ʻeono ma muli o ke kūʻē ʻana o ka Papa Hoʻolako Wai ʻoiai, aia nō ia mau wahi ma kahi e kokoke ana i ka lua wai.

Eia mai kā kākou ʻōlelo noʻeau,

Pipī ka wahie, hoʻonui ka pulupulu.

ʻO ia hoʻi, mai hāʻawi pio. E noke i ka hana a kō ka makemake.

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