Thursday, July 03, 2014


Ray Kinney again, heard here a couple of months ago extolling the virtues of Haleakala on Maui, now singing the praises of Diamond Head (Leahi). And today’s music is accompanied by an utterly charming photo of a very young Princess Kaiulani, from the Hawai‘i State Archives.

Ray Kinney with Dick McIntire & His Harmony Hawaiians
Leahi (Diamond Head Hula) • 1936

Photo: Princess Kaiulani, “approximately six years old seated holding hat with backdrop of Diamond Head & palm trees in a photo studio,” c.1881. Wikimedia Commons/Hawaii State Archives. Call Number: PP-96-9-019.