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Auntie Pearl was the daughter of a Kumu, & she was blessed with the family’s gifts in music & hula. Young Pearl enjoyed dancing with Kent Ghirard's Hula Nanis, & throughout her life she helped connect people through hula and music. (1923-2018)
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Pearl Keawe Souza
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Auntie Kauʻi started hula at a young age & enjoyed the teachings of different Kumu over the years. She had no idea she would become a well-known and much-loved ambassador for Hawaiʻi 5,000 miles from home. (1932-2020)
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Kaui Mahikoa Brandt
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Auntie Lauaʻe was a proud Keaukaha homesteader & daughter of Kumu Hula Rose Kuamoʻo (1903-1958). Both of her parents were talented musicians, & not surprisingly, Auntie loved to sing & play music to bring joy to others. (1926-2006)
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Lauae Maluo Yung
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Sweet Auntie Lehua was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. She has beautiful memories of her kumu Helen Desha Beamer and learning hula after school in “Auntie Helen’s” home, Halehuki, on the banks of the Wailuku River. (1926- )
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Lehuapane Lee Loy Weatherwax
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“Auntie Marge” was a Hilo girl who had the good fortune of studying hula with Helen Desha Beamer (1882-1952). Her hula lessons at Halehuki & the many adventures she enjoyed with her hula family were a joyful & memorable part of her life. (1930-2013)
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Marjorie Murray Sumner
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Auntie Kauila was born & raised on Molokai & was a beloved pillar in her island community. She embodied love of culture, language, & homeland & was devoted to nurturing that in countless others throughout her long life. (1926-2019)
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Credit: Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Kauila Poaha Reyes
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Auntie Irene was a sweet kupuna from Honolulu who married a Maui boy & settled there. Her husband's aunt was Maui Kumu, Elizabeth Lum Ho, whom she got to know. Auntie shared the fascinating story of how her family changed their last name. (1926-2008)
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, Irene Wakinekona Lum Ho