NATIVE HAWAIIAN SINGER COMPOSER ALICE ANGELINE JOHNSON BORN
Alice Angeline Ku’uleilokenani Johnson, was a famed Hawaiian singer, composer, and member of the Royal Hawaiian Band. Among her notable compositions are “Aloha ‘Ia No ‘O Maui,” “Hanohano Olinda,” “Kaulana Ke Kuahiwi Haleakala,” and “Ho’okipa Paka.” Known fondly as “Auntie Alice Johnson, she was also known by her lilting soprano voice as the “Songbird of Maui.” She recorded with numerous Hawaiian music greats such as Pauline Kekahuna and her Hau’oli Girls, Genoa Keawe and her Hula Maids, And Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln and his Hawaiians. Aside from music, she was a Juvenile Detention Officer. With her mother, a Juvenile Probation Officer, she used music to reach troubled youth recruiting several into the All-Maui Youth Choir. Johnson died in November 1982. In 2008, she was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.
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