Hawaiian Noir

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It’s Aloha Friday again and, in keeping with my plan to learn a new Hawaiian song each week, I present a two-for—My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua Hawi’i and The Hukilau Song. These songs are known as hapa haole songs. Hapa means half and haole means Caucasian. Both songs were staples of the Kodak Hula …

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Well in this time of global pandemic and self-isolation, I am going to learn a new Hawaiian song each week. Why not? The world needs more aloha and what’s better than Hawaiian music? This song is “Henehene Kou ‘Aka.” The words and chords can be found in He Mele Aloha, A Hawaiian Songbook by Carol …

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