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Princess Miriam Likelike

Likelike (Hawaiian pronunciation: [likeːlikeː]; Miriam Likelike Kekāuluohi Keahelapalapa Kapili; January 13, 1851 – February 2, 1887) was a princess of the Hawaiian Kingdom and member of the reigning House of Kalākaua. She was born in Honolulu, on the island of Oʻahu. Likelike's parents were Analea Keohokālole and Caesar Kapaʻakea, and the family were members of the aliʻi class of the Hawaiian nobility. Before age six, she was raised on the island of Hawaii for her health. Likelike later returned to Honolulu, where she was educated by Roman Catholic and Congregationalist teachers in the city's girls' schools.

She married Scottish businessman Archibald Scott Cleghorn in 1870 and was the mother of Princess Kaʻiulani, the last heir to the throne before the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Likelike was the first mistress of the ʻĀinahau estate, which became associated with her daughter. She was Governor of the island of Hawaii from 1879 to 1880 and was in the line of succession to the throne after her sister, Liliʻuokalani. Likelike died under mysterious circumstances in 1887, with rumors that she was malevolently "prayed" to death. She and her siblings are recognized by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame as Na Lani ʻEhā (The Heavenly Four) for their patronage and enrichment of Hawaii's musical culture and history.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13, 1851 (Honolulu), Died February 2, 1887 (ʻĀinahau)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15511 10-in. 12/16/1914 Ainahau Irene West Royal Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-17991 10-in. 7/18/1916 Kai maia o ka maoli Louise and Ferera Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia 46675 10-in. 3/31/1916 Hawaiian medley Louise and Ferera Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia 46877 10-in. 6/22/1916 Kaui kahio medley George Kalaluhi's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia 77301 10-in. 8/29/1917 Hawaiian echoes Frank Ferera ; Irene Greenus ; Helen Louise Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W146719 10-in. 5/30/1928 Kuu ipo i ka hee pue one The Whispering Hawaiians Vocal and/or instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick LAE123 10-in. Mar. 1928 Ainahau (Princess Kaiulani’s home) Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus composer  
Edison 4966 10-in. 9/1/1916 Kamehameha march Frank Ferera ; Helen Louise Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Likelike, Miriam, Princess," accessed June 16, 2024,

Likelike, Miriam, Princess. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from

"Likelike, Miriam, Princess." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 June 2024.

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