The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2739   Message #11858
Posted By: Shula
05-Sep-97 - 12:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, HI
Subject: RE: Shula, about that Hawaiian fish...
Would give an eyetooth to have been there! Hope I explained adequately that my selections were not the most authentic, due to my own linguistic limitations.

Cannot begin to describe the revelation I felt upon first hearing a few examples of what is surely CLOSER to the real thing. May have to take up Hawaiian, just to understand the music. Found a few things with translations or footnotes, and it is perfectly plain that this music is a far cry from the lounge lizard variety.

There seems to be a revitalised movement affoot in the Islands to preserve the ancient language and heritage, including the music. YOU MUST GO to the sites I mentioned, which will lead to many others. When you come back, would love to hear your reactions to any of the clips you hear! Is this the sort of thing you remember? ( Will try to find that "Bruddah Iz" clip again.)


Shula (Maluhia -- "peace," in Hawaiian.)