He Lei No ‘Emalani

A Musical Tribute Honoring Our Queen Emma

Join us at Hānaiakamalama, the Summer Palace of our dear Queen Emma Kaleleonālani Na‘ea Rooke, as we present for you a traditional Hawaiian musical tribute in celebration of one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved ali‘i. Known affectionately as ‘Emalani by her people, this tribute shares our love and respect for her with traditional hula and mele or songs written for her, as well as a debut of ‘Emalani’s poems set to melodies arranged by Ku‘uipo Kumukahi. Hosted by Kamaka Pili of Aloha Authentic, with musical performances by Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Helene Woodward and appearances by Uncle Babes Bell, Kumu Hula Nalani Keale, Kealaanuhea Joseph, and Hi‘ialoka‘ohuikapuahiwahiwa Tom-Aiu.

Start the morning with a tour of the Queen’s home. Then, e nānea mai, come relax and enjoy the beautiful musical tribute to our beloved Queen in the Hale. Following the performance, enjoy ‘ono, individually prepared  and locally sourced mea ‘ai and tea on the verdant Palace grounds.

Brought to you in partnership with the Hawaiian Music Perpetuation Society  with design by She Slash.

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As of Sept. 13, 2021, visitors to the Palaces ages 12 years and older are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of arriving to the Palaces. Learn more




Mar 19 2022


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Queen Emma Summer Palace


Queen Emma Summer Palace
2913 Pali Hwy. Honolulu, HI 96817
Daughters of Hawaiʻi


Daughters of Hawaiʻi