Kilima Hawaiians and the Historic Hawaii Video

I’ve had an overwhelming amount of people asking about the video I posted a while back on the Historic Hawaii Footage from 1916.  If you haven’t seen it yet, I do recommend you take a few minutes to view it.


I had been wondering who played that song that was being played in the background of the video when the Train is going through the islands and I finally received the following comment:

FYI, This video language is not German, but actually Dutch. That is why Ronny Temme above from Amsterdam, the Netherlands asked how this video was acquired. This film clip was made by a Dutch film crew. Remember, that the Dutch were in the Pacific for 350 years, if not longer because Indonesia was known as the Dutch East Indies up until just after WWII when Indonesia gained its independence from the Dutch colonists. Dutch merchant marine shipping was in it’s hey day, although Hawaii was not frequently visited. Hawaiian music was however very popular in the time of the Dutch East Indies. Coy Pereira was a popular Hawaiian musician and can be viewed on You Tube.

Just a little piece of history.



So after looking on youtube for Coy Pereira clips I found out a little bit more about the group that he was part of called the Kilima Hawaiians.

45 years as a band gave them a place in the guiness book of records some time ago.Here they are in a steel guitar meeting in 1989
Coy Pereira, Mary Buisman, Luut Buisman, Bill Buisman and Coy’s son.


This is the second clip from Oudewater (The Netherlands) where the Kilima Hawaiians performed.
This song is called Tigershark


One Response

  1. Wow! this is a great video and a picture into Hawaii’s historical past. I especially liked the thrownet footage. I never knew they jumped in the water too to retrieve their net! Thanks Damon!

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