Napua Stevens Musical Artist

Napua Stevens Poire (born Harriet Daisy Kawaiala Kao'ionapuapi'ilani Stevens, August 31, 1918 – January 7, 1990) was a well-known Hawaiian entertainer, singer, hula dancer, musician, teacher, radio-TV personality, producer and author. Noted for her hits such as "Beyond The Reef" and "Hawaiian Hospitality" in the late 1940s, she performed as a Hula dancer in the group The Coral Islanders in the 1950s and later embarked upon a successful media career as a radio DJ for her own show KTRG and presenting her own TV cooking show Napua's Kitchen in the 1960s. She made two guest appearances in the popular series Hawaii Five-O and also presented the Aloha Week and Kamehameha Day hula shows. Stevens was born on August 31, 1918 in Hawi, North Kohala, Hawaii. She was a descendant of Charles Stevens, an American whaler who arrived in Hawaii in the 1840s. She was born one of six children of Robert Naea Stevens and Julia Kaaoaolahilahiokeohokalole Bell. Her name Napua was a shortened version of her name Kawaiala Kao'ionapuapi'ilani which means "the perfumed water" and "the finest flower in the bouquet of Pi'ilani. She was of Scots and native Hawai'ian ancestry.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 31st, 1918
Date of death
January 7th, 1990 at age of 71
Place of death
Kailua

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
My Hawaiian Souvenirs / Beyond the Reef
1949 Single on gramophone record

Wikipedia

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