Herb Ohta, Jr. Appreciation of History
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Kahauanu Lake

Born January 2, 1932, Wailuku, Maui to Thomas C. Lake and Cecelia Kuliaikanu’u Parker, 7th generation descendent of Kamehameha 1, Stepfather was Prince David Kalakaua Kawananakoa;

Married to Margaret Ma’iki, renowned Kumu Hula (deceased June 19, 1984)

Education: St. Augustine; Waikiki:  St. Louis, Honolulu:  St. Anthony, Wailuku, Maui:  St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California

Military Service: Korean War Veteran – 1954



Entertainment History:
1955 - Organized the Kahauanu Lake Trio, Halekulani Hotel
1967 - Entertained at the Kaimana Beach Hotel, Waikiki
1971 – Entertained at the Surf Room, Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Concert performances on all islands; Mainland U.S.A., and Orient

Recording For Hula Records
          “Kahauanu Lake Trio at the Halekulani”
          “Kahauanu Lake Trio at the Kaimana”
          “Kahauanu Lake Trio at the Royal Hawaiian”
           Seven Record Albums and 2 CD’s

Musical Compositions
          Pua Lililehua – For Ma’iki Lake (Lyrics by Kawena Puku’i)
          Pualeilani – For Prince Kuhio Kalaniana’ole
          Kawena – For Mary Kawena Puku’i
          Mauna’ala – For David Kalakaua Kawananakoa (Stepfather)
          Kuliaikanu’u – For Mother, Cecelia Kuliaikanu’u Parker
          Ka Wa Kahiko and Hole Waimea ‘Elua – For Kamehameha 1
          Ka’ahumanu Ali’i – For Queen Ka’ahumanu
          Ke’elikolani Nui – For Princess Ruth (Kamehamehas)
          Mokule’ia – (Lyrics by Kawena Puku’i) For Hula Records
          Ka Lehua Kapu – For Jesus Christ (music of Makalapua)
          Misty Rains and Lehua – (with Maddy Lam)
          At The Halekulani – (With Maddy Lam)
          Kaupo – For Thomas C. Lake (Father)
Awards
          1981 – Life Member – Friends of ‘Iolani Palace
          1986 – Na Makua Mahalo ‘Ia Award – Brigham Young University, Hawai’i
          1987 – Honpa Hongwanji Mission Hawai’i “Living Treasure”
          1989 – Na Hoku Hanohano “Lifetime Achievement Award”
          1997 – Ka Himeni Ana Tribute – Richard Towili, Hawai’i Theater
          1998 – David Malo Award, West Honolulu Rotary
          2001 – St. Louis School “Honorary Diploma”
          2002 – “Holoku Ball Honoree” – Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu

Current Activities
           Since 1995, Chairman, Advisory Board, Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and Museum (Hawaiian Music Foundation)
          2002 – Director & Co-producer of CD (Hula Records):
          “Na Mele ‘Auhau”
          Songs of Tribute for the Kahauanu Lake Singers with “K” on the baritone ‘ukulele and Tommy Lake on stand – up bass.