With little fanfare and almost no mention in mainstream media, one of the most significant re releases in the history of Hawaiian music occurred over the summer. On July 24th Universal Records released a remastered version of the seminal album "My Isle of Golden Dreams" originally released in 1963. This album by the great Alfred … Continue reading The Golden Voice of Hawaii
By the 1940s Hawaiian music had become an established genre in music circles throughout the world. From its beginnings as an isolated chant based musical form based on its Polynesian cultural roots and through the adaptations brought on by the influences from cultures from around the world, the music of Hawaii became its own distinct … Continue reading The World Cup That Is Hawaiian Music Part 7: This Is Getting Big
This is a continuation of my multi-part blog series in honor of the World Cup on the musical influences from outside cultures on Hawaiian music. So far I have covered influences from Mexico, Portugal, the American Missionaries and European Military Marches. Today appropriately enough on the 4th of July I would like to look at the … Continue reading The World Cup That Is Hawaiian Music Part 6: Made In America?