Hawaii is an island known for its wonderful beaches, tropical flowers, soft breeze, humungous view of Pacific Ocean and eclectic music. Hawaiian music is as beautiful as the place itself.
The music of Hawaii is a wonderful assortment of traditional and popular styles. Every genre of music is popular here because of large influx of tourists. Hawaiian folk music, modern rock and hip-hop are all integral parts of this place. To its credit, Hawaii has also contributed in the musical world of none other than America.
Once can notice usage of special Hawaiian tinged music in numerous Hollywood movies. Hawaii is also credited to introduce steel guitar to the world. Steel guitar plays a major part in country music.
Hawaiian folk music is renowned for its traditional feel. It’s basically religious in nature that also involves dance and chanting music.
The most famous music in Hawaii is slack-key guitar style. This style produces a magical rhythmic effect and one is bound to move to this fascinating music. Charles Philip Pahinui, also known as Gabby is considered as one of Hawaii’s musical icons and most proficient at playing slack-key guitar.
Recently popular songs are ”Kawaipunahele” by Keali’I Reichel, ”Pua ‘Ahihi” by The Kahauana Lake Trio, ‘Alika” by Genoa Keawe, ”Kumulipo/E Pua Ana Ka Makani” by Makana Sons of Ni’ihau, ”Kawika” by The Sunday Manoa and ”Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai” by Edith Kanaka ‘ole amongst several other hits.
Directory of Hawaiian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Hawaiian songs, new releases, free Hawaiian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Hawaiian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
50states.com/songs/hawaii.htm – Read the official song of the state of Hawaii.
hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/ – Homepage of the Music Department College of Arts & Humanities, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Learn about the courses offered
hawaii kids – Kids Hawaii music Fun resource :Musical fun and learning for the home and classroom, featuring rare animals, playful puppets, beautiful scenery of the Islands and words on screen to eight great songs!
maikaihawaii.com/hawaiian_music_islands_aloha – Collection of World Renowned Hawaii Recording Artists in Music Cds