The work will feature a song composed by the last princess of Hawaii with slack-key
guitar, a Newfoundland sea chantey, a traditional song of the Maori and an arrangement of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." New this year, the concert choir will divide into smaller groups and sing selections from the Solo & Ensemble Festival.
There are 635 rooms, a pool, cultural activities, restaurants and an outdoor bar that offers both Mai Tai cocktails and performances of slack-key
guitarist Makana playing The Shedd on Friday
At George Kahumoku Jr.'s Ukulele and Slack-Key
Guitar Workshop, amateur musicians learn to strum on a Maui beach.
The other night, way past midnight, I could have sworn I heard the sound of a slack-key
He rocks with us in spirit whenever Aaron plays those Hawaiian, slack-key
tunings on his SG.
The band hit the stage with the slick and rocking "Dangerous," and from there unfolded a set that contained blues, soul, Hawaiian slack-key
guitar music, acoustic folk, Cajun influences and reams of singalong lyrics.
Recorded in Maui, Hawai'i, the island's post-colonial history serves as a backdrop for a number of tracks, most notably the deceptively sing-songy lament "Hawai'ian Love Song." ("That Haole/ he all sentimental, he all inter-continental/ he all thinkin' everybody mental who don't want a border/ Borders Bookstore/ built over their bones/ Hawai'i/ The lovers the dreamers and Elvis so blue/ pineapples are native/ and the labor is too.") JoJoboy and co-producer Adam Capriccio's sample selection (everything from Islamic prayers to slack-key
guitar loops to 1980's dance synths and bass drum hits), well-placed live instrumentation and tight vocal arrangements allow the musical backdrops to do justice to the density of their lyricism.
There are Christmas songs both sacred and secular, recorded by a variety of guitarists skillful in the slack-key
The work will feature a song composed by the last Princess of Hawaii (Ka'iulani) with slack-key
guitar, a Newfoundland sea chantey, a traditional song of the Maori (indigenous people of New Zealand) and an arrangement of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." New this year, the concert choir will divide into smaller groups and sing selections from the Solo & Ensemble Festival.
Beamer is credited for reviving interest in Hawaiian slack-key
guitar, or ki-hi'alu, in the 1970s, in part with his release of the album.
"We are known for slack-key
guitar, which is appropriate," Hemmings writes of the spirit of aloha.