Hawaiian Airlines presents
THE BROTHERS CAZIMERO “A Tribute to Queen Lili’uokalani”
September 6, 2013
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A TRIBUTE TO LILIʻUOKALANI celebrates Hawaiʻi’s last reigning queen. Liliʻuokalani was born September 2, 1838 as Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha, was the last monarch and only queen regent of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. She was also known as Lydia Kamakaʻeha Pākī, with the chosen royal name of Liliʻuokalani, and her married name was Lydia K. Dominis. This Hawaii Theatre Hana Hou! series concert stars the award-winning Brothers Cazimero and features Robert Cazimero’s Hālau Nā Kamalei O Līlīlehua and the Ladies of the Royal Dance Company. The concert will feature mele (song), hula (dance), ‘oli (chant)and tributes to Queen Liliʻuokalani.
The musical talent, incredible showmanship and infectious humor of The Brothers Cazimero have bridged cultural gaps that naturally exist with ethnic music and dance. The aloha spirit that remains an integral part of their entertaining, whether live, on records or TV, is spreading throughout the global village and with it, a better world is possible. Join Robert and Roland along with the Ladies of the Royal Dance Company and Hālau Nā Kamalei O Līlīlehua as we pay tribute to Queen Liliʻuokalani… the way that only we can.
Liliʻuokalani was an accomplished author and songwriter. Her book Hawaiʻi’s Story by Hawaiʻi’s Queen gave her view of the history of her country and her overthrow. Liliʻuokalani was known for her musical talent. Liliʻuokalani is said to have played guitar, piano, organ, ʻukulele and zither. She also sang alto, performing Hawaiian and English sacred and secular music. She would find herself in music. In her memoirs she wrote:
“To compose was as natural to me as to breathe; and this gift of nature, never having been suffered to fall into disuse, remains a source of the greatest consolation to this day. Hours of which it is not yet in place to speak, which I might have found long and lonely, passed quickly and cheerfully by, occupied and soothed by the expression of my thoughts in music.”
Liliʻuokalani helped preserve key elements of Hawaii’s traditional poetics while mixing in the Western harmonies brought by the missionaries. A compilation of her works, titled The Queen’s Songbook, was published in 1999 by the Liliʻuokalani Trust.
This performance is sponsored in part by Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Springs Natural Water, Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel, City and County of Honolulu, and the Mayor’s Office on Culture and Arts.