Cat Records Hawaiian Slack Key Book
"Ki ho`alu, which literally means
"loosen the key," is the Hawaiian-language name for
this unique finger-picked style."
- Big man's music lives on
fans not alone in world
Israel Kamakawiwo`ole: The Voice Of Hawaii
"Kamakawiwo`ole recorded three songs that night
... "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World."
It's the last song -- a snapshot of the artist at his
gentle, poignant best -- that has come to redefine the way
the world listens to Hawai`i and to elevate Kamakawiwo`ole
to unprecedented success some five years after his
Over The Rainbow
"Perhaps most importantly, Led blends his
virtuosity with an infectious joy for performing, a generous
spirit and a kolohe (rascally) sense of humor."
June 24, 2011: 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellow
Led Kaapana and Konabob at Pahala Workshop '06
A Prairie Home Companion January 5, 2002
A Prairie Home Companion October 12, 2002
Hawaiian Music -- The Great Singers: 1928-34
If I could own only one Hawaiian CD, this might be the one.
It had been very hard to find, apparently due to a distributor
bankruptcy, but now seems to be available again.
- Tau and Rose Moe
"The Kalama's Quartet was what Hawaiian music
was supposed to sound like, falsetto, tenor and bass voices
singing in harmony, punchy guitar and uke with two steel
guitars weaving musical leis for the ears."
Lei E Hula
Steel Guitar Classics
- Sol Hoopii - Master of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar (Rounder
"Sol Hoopii's music is where traditional
Hawaiian music meets American jazz."
"formed the legendary Island trio, Hui Ohana,
along with his cousins, Nedward and Ledward
Kaapana, and he was instrumental in the renewed popularity of
the male falsetto voice (known in Hawai`i as "ka leo ki`eki`e")."
- ki ho`alu - That's
Slack Key Guitar (DVD)
"The story is told not by a narrator, but by
each musician telling their story in their own words
- Hawaiian Music Island - Links
to Recording Artists and Other Pages
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