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New Book: Music Legends on Maui

Music Legends on Maui: Conversations with Icons of Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues, Hawaiian, Soul & Reggae in Paradise, by Jon Woodhouse (Maui: Arkadia Maui, 2022) Here is the Amazon.com blurb: Compiling more than 80 interviews conducted over four decades, Music … Continue reading

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Acquired: Kanui & Lula (Grass Skirt Records)

Happy July, Dear Readers! I was so delighted when my order of “Kanui & Lula” arrived. This is the latest in the series of early Hawaiian recordings produced by Les Cook on his Grass Skirt Records. It exceeds his prior … Continue reading

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Aloha . . . ke huli hoʻi nei . . .

Howit. Years have passed but my passion for Hawaiian music has not waned. But in the meantime, galactic changes in the world . . . a pandemic . . . Recalibrating anything and everything!! Including wanting to resurrect “Hawaiian Music … Continue reading

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Nā Palapalai CDs in 2020

Streaming only; available in iTunes Store and Amazon.

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New CD: Kahekeonāpua by Kamaka Kukona

Kamaka Kukonaʻs third CD is here:  Kahekeonāpua. The greatest of flowers. Itʻs a great listen. I can hardly wait for my hard copy to arrive — I need the liner notes to answer many questions.  

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New CDs in Hawaiian Music

Dear Readers, Artists are still making and recording music, but largely without the benefit of record labels, distribution, and retail sales outlets. So I shall be tracking new CD releases as I learn about them–mainly through social media. Faith Ako, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2019 !!

Dear Readers, I am struck by the direction of new CD releases toward themed projects with multi-artist collaborations. Here is a gathering of the notables that I highly recommend supporting. I urge you all to consider supporting with $$ as … Continue reading

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Ke huli hoʻi nei

Dear Readers — Itʻs been over a year since my last post here. A lot has happened since. But among other things, I think itʻs time to resume thinking out loud about my greatest passion — Hawaiian music and hula. … Continue reading

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Is hula choreography intellectual property?

The blog “Ae Love Hula” has a thoughtful post about the lawsuit in Japan that sought to stop unauthorized use of a kumu hulaʻs choreography. The decision, favor of the kumu hula, recognizes an important principle:  that the choreography created … Continue reading

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Aloha ʻOe – Kawaiahao Seminary Quartet

Mahalo a nui to record collector Ryan Erickson who posted this recording on his YouTube channel then shared it with the Facebook group Hawaiian Music From The Golden Age. This is one of four recordings this group made for Victor … Continue reading

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