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
"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
September 23, 2004 Kennedy Center Millenium Stage (1 hour video)
Led Kaapana and Konabob at Pahala Workshop '06
A Prairie Home Companion January 5, 2002
A Prairie Home Companion October 12, 2002
hisessions March 2013
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.
Kai No Kauai - Mme. Riviere's Hawaiians (The Moes)
E - Coral Islanders
- 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
increments of learning (attrition)May 14, 2012
EVO 4G returns!May 13, 2012
NeXT, give Steve a little credit for the WebOctober 8, 2011
msg 2 Sprint: "Everything" means "EVERYTHING"Febuary 28, 2011
U.S. Patent 6,212,547 — It's not over 'til it's over, but ...Febuary 2, 2011
Definitely better than being there . IMTC annual meeting over the InternetNovember 3, 2010
"When will they ever learn?"October 14, 2010