Na Mele O Hawai'i

Join host Beth Post as she features the unique sounds of Hawaiian music—from early icons of island music to today's innovators—exploring styles, the history of the genre, and revered songs and performers.

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Hapa-Haole Music Part 1 July 26, 2012

Today's "class" begins with Sonny Cunha, the father of hapa-haole music, and includes the very first hapa-haole song, played on an original Edison Amberola. We move on to one of the most popular hapa-haole songs (and winner of the 10th Annual Academy Award for Best Song -- do you know what song it is? Listen in to find out!) and share cuts played by the legends of early hapa-haole music, like Tau Moe, Andy Iona, and John K. Almeida. But we've only gotten halfway. Tune in next week for Part 2 (and the rest of "The Princess's" song...) -- Hawai'i will be "Call"ing.

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Thank you for the playlist from the Mele o pua show you did!!!

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You're welcome and thanks for asking. I'll make a point of posting future playlists once I find how to do it on the website rather than in the comments.
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I'm really enjoying everything about your show and look forward to hearing more. Your commentary really pulls it all together--I'll be spreading the word. Thanks!

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I appreciate your comments. It warms my heart to know you're enjoying what I enjoy.

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