One of O'ahu's oldest cemeteries is turning 175-years-old
One of O'ahus oldest cemeteries is turning 175-years-old and the public is invited to celebrate!
The Historic Hawaii Foundation is hosting walking tours at O'ahu Cemetery highlighting some of the state's most notable composers buried on the grounds.
People like Elleanor Prendergast who wrote Hawaiian patriotic song 'Kaulana Na Pua' in 1893 and hapa haole music great R. Alex Anderson who penned classics, Lovely Hula Hands and Mele Kalikimaka.
"By visiting their gravesite that's a physical manifestation of those people, they're not just a picture or an album cover. They're real people," Historian Nanette Napoleon said.
KITV4 caught up with musicians and hula dancers preparing to perform songs from each composer at their individual grave sites.
Tours are set for this Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For ticket information click here.