George Nāʻope

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George Nāʻope

He kumu hula ʻo George Lanakilakekiahialiʻi Nāʻope (25 Pepeluali 1928 — 26 ʻOkakopa 2009). Nāna i aʻo aku i ka hula no kanaono makahiki ma Hawaiʻi, Guama, ʻAukekulelia, Kelemānia, ʻEnelani, a me nā ʻāinapuniʻole ʻo ʻAmelika ʻĀkau lāua ʻo ʻAmelika Hema.

Ma hope o ko Nāʻope hānau ʻia ʻana ma Kalihi, Hawaiʻi, ua aʻo mai ʻo ia i ka hula mai kona kupuna wahine kuakahi, ʻo Mary Malia Pukaokalani Nāʻope, ma kona makahiki ʻekolu. I kona makahiki ʻehā, ua aʻo mai ʻo ia me Mary Kanaele, ka makuahine o Edith Kanakaʻole.

I ka makahiki 1964, ua hoʻokumu ʻo Nāʻope i ka hoʻolauleʻa ʻo Mele Manaka.

Ua hala ʻo Nāʻope ma ka lā 26 ʻOkakopa 2009 ma Hilo, Hawaiʻi.