- Gifts of Support 2016
- Disneyʻs “Moana” — Musical Musings
- Aloha 2016!
- A mystery: “Nanea kō maka i ka leʻaleʻa”
- Hoʻolohe Hou Radio
- Bibliographies: Collections of Lyrics, Ukulele Books pages are up!
- kaleimailealii.net is stealing content again
- Resource!! A video archives at UH West Oahu
- What Iʻm Listening To . . . Hāliu vols. 1-3 by Kūpaoa
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Category Archives: Songs
First, a story. About ten years ago, I sat in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College in Torrance, California, listening to a concert by the incomparable Kekuhi Kanahele. She pulled out all the stops on her array of oli-infused vocal … Continue reading
Fifteen kumu hula and hālau across Southern California have been involved in bringing a remarkable collaboration to the concert stage. This will come to fruition on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Soka University Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. “Collaboration” … Continue reading
Magnolia blossom. Sheet music first published in 1892, bundled together with “Ka Ipo Lei Manu.” Plain cover, but a historianʻs dream: both songs clearly marked with the term “hula kui.” “Pua Melekule” is very much on my mind and tongue … Continue reading
Back in 2010, I posted the listening assignments for my class “Music of Hawaiʻi.” It was a list of song titles, artists and album titles, leaving it up to the listener to look up the recordings. Now in this age … Continue reading
Not your grandmaʻs Hawaiian War Chant. Not mine, either. But theyʻre out there. A search on YouTube on “Hawaiian War Chant” will yield entire playlists of the song in various historical and contemporary performances. The vast majority are mainland-produced recordings … Continue reading
Actually 1 Take today. But more to follow. Here are several facts. “Kāua i ka Huahua’i” is understood to be a love song by Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku. The earliest known printed version of the songʻs lyrics is in the book … Continue reading
Did you ever pause to wonder what you are not getting when you buy a CD with a remastered recording like this one? Come to think of it, when was the last time you actually saw a 45rpm vinyl disk? Record … Continue reading
Aloha Dear Readers! Iʻm launching a new feature here, inspired by the “Take Five: A Weekly Jazz Sampler” feature on NPR Musicʻs jazz blog, A Blog Supreme. “Get to know jazz, five songs at a time.” My spin here is–get … Continue reading
In the last post I pointed to early printings of the mele “Hiʻilawe”–in a 1902 songbook (where the mele appears with two different tunes) and in the newspaper Ke Aloha Aina in 1906. The song is now forever associated with … Continue reading