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DallasOz
06-19-2012, 06:16 PM
I am trying to track down some field recordings of traditional Hawaiian music. A google search has only turned up one album 'Auhea Oe E Sanoe'-field recordings of Hawaiian slack key guitar'. I also cant see anything in the Lomax collection.
Over the years I have worked with a few guys who were instrumental in collecting traditional songs and tunes from the last generation of Australian bush musicians who had a direct link to 'the old days and the old ways'. I am always fascinated by how different it sounds to the 'modern-traditional' Australian bush music.
If anyone knows of any Hawaiian field recordings of traditional music that I can buy it would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Dallas

Kekani
06-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Rabbit Island Music Festival?

HoldinCoffee
06-19-2012, 09:25 PM
You might want to try browsing here: http://www.taropatch.net/forum/ and if you can't find what you're looking, try contacting some of their more active members for help.

DallasOz
06-20-2012, 01:32 PM
You might want to try browsing here: http://www.taropatch.net/forum/ and if you can't find what you're looking, try contacting some of their more active members for help.
Great! Thanks for your help

1014
06-21-2012, 03:33 AM
one of my favorite albums.

Jim T.
06-23-2012, 01:17 PM
I am trying to track down some field recordings of traditional Hawaiian music.
If anyone knows of any Hawaiian field recordings of traditional music that I can buy it would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Dallas

I'd recommend "Na Leo Hawai'i Kahiko: The Master Chanters of Hawai'i, Songs of Old Hawaii." It's a compilation put out by the Bishop Museum and distributed by Mountain Apple. It includes some of the field recordings that Helen Roberts made in Hawai'i in the early 20s, as well as some early examples of recorded hula kui music.
There are also modern examples of chant: one of my favorites is "Kalakaua" by Kulia i ka Punawai, which is a collection of chants performed for Kim David Kalakaua's birthday jubilee in 1886.

DallasOz
06-23-2012, 03:08 PM
Hey Jim, that's fantastic! Sounds like it could be the sort of thing I'm after. Thanks very much
Quick update- I rushed off to have a look at Mountain Apple. I had never heard of them before but wow! what a great little company...I can feel my wallet getting lighter already!

ricdoug
06-23-2012, 06:09 PM
Modern chanting and Hawai'i music:

http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5067