Category Archives: Conversations

A Conversation with BRETT ORTONE–Part 2

©[This Conversation is a continuation from Part 1, in which Brett talks about his musical background, and his entry into the Hawai‘i music industry through music retailing. Part 2 picks up on Brett’s transitioning from retail to production. The interviewer … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Zachary Lum

The following is a “Da Kine-style” interview with Zachary Alaka’i Lum (Kamehameha Schools 2010, who served as a Song Contest Director for his class, and David Bandy, a Ph.D. student in Music Education at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa. Zachary … Continue reading

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A Conversation with BRETT ORTONE–Part 1

Yet another interview submitted by UH student Chaz Umamoto for the MUS478B class on Hawaiian music this past fall. Unlike the other two interviews posted so far, which were submitted for a regular assignment, this interview is lengthier and ranges … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Rev. Dennis David Kamakahi

This conversation was submitted by Jade Louie, a student in my MUS 478B class at UH Manoa. Given the fact that she is a steel guitarist, her choice of focus for this assignment was unexpected. So she explains: I interviewed … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Matthew Sproat

Submitted by Leimomi Morgan, a student in my MUS 478B class at UH Mānoa this term. Matt Sproat is one half of the duo Waipuna, and the 2003 winner of the Big Island Falsetto Singing contest. Since launching his music … Continue reading

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CONVERSATIONS — a new series

My year in Honolulu has accelerated to warp speed for some time now. I am up to all kinds of activities. Hereʻs a sneak peak at an ambitious undertaking: I am organizing a series of gatherings to reflect on accomplishments … Continue reading

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