Aloha Saturday

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Sometimes a song fits the day perfectly- today in is a rainy, melancholy Saturday in Massachusetts. Enjoy your youth and family while you have them! Enjoy- Jerry Santos and Olomana: Ku'u Home O Kahaluu

    ("Me kealoha ku'u home o Kahaluu"- means " with aloha for my home in Kahaluu")
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0hkdyU1tY

     
  2. EDelahanty

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    Since Bruno has seen fit to introduce a lugubrious mood, I might as well turn it up a notch with another beautiful Hawaiian melody.

    This is John King's ukulele arrangement of Ka Ipo Lei Manu, a love song written by Queen Kapiolani for her husband King David Kalakaua. He did not live long enough to hear it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3VRLB1NT-w
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Very cool. I know Fred Kamaka of the Kamaka Ukelele family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYjUOOyWsjs
    Until I lived in Hawaii I kind of thought of the Ukelele as sort of a joke of an instrument. It isn't at all- it's a real work of art to manufacture and in the hands of a talented musician it can make some great music- as ED's post demonstrates.

    And the epitome of Aloha- the incomparable Bruddah Iz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k gone but not forgotten
     

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