Hawaiian Music & Musicians-An Encyclopedic History, 2nd Edition

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Hawaiian Music & Musicians-An Encyclopedic History, 2nd Edition

Hawaiian Music & Musicians-An Encyclopedic History, 2nd Edition

edited by Dr. George S. Kanahele, revised and updated by John Berger

Originally published in 1979, this book was immediately recognized as the most ambitious ever written about Hawaiian music. After Dr. Kanahele's death it took John Berger a dozen years to complete this new ediiton. The book is now more than doubled in length and almost every entry has been revised and updated, with the addition of 87 new entries, a 64 page photo insert, more. Entries are arranged alphabetically, from the roots of Hawaiian music in ancient chants to the flowering of Hawaii's musical renaissance. It describes leading personalities and groups, organizations, songs and publications, and discusses the extraordinary popularity of Hawaiian music round the world. There are biographies of musicians from every period of Hawaiian musical history - from Henry Berger, David Kalakaua, Queen Lili'uokalani, and others of their time, to the great names of the 20th century. There are major articles on chant, slack key, steel guitar, 'ukulele, himeni, falsetto, Hawaiian orchestras, humor in Hawaiian music, radio, television, the recording industry, more. Definitive essays tell the story of all the ancient and modern musical instruments, and the most loved and important songs of the last 150 years. 6" x 9" 1040 pp.
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Originally published in 1979, this book was immediately recognized as the most ambitious ever written about Hawaiian music. After Dr. Kanahele's death it took John Berger a dozen years to complete this new ediiton. The book is now more than doubled in length and almost every entry has been revised and updated, with the addition of 87 new entries, a 64 page photo insert, more. Entries are arranged alphabetically, from the roots of Hawaiian music in ancient chants to the flowering of Hawaii's musical renaissance. It describes leading personalities and groups, organizations, songs and publications, and discusses the extraordinary popularity of Hawaiian music round the world. There are biographies of musicians from every period of Hawaiian musical history - from Henry Berger, David Kalakaua, Queen Lili'uokalani, and others of their time, to the great names of the 20th century. There are major articles on chant, slack key, steel guitar, 'ukulele, himeni, falsetto, Hawaiian orchestras, humor in Hawaiian music, radio, television, the recording industry, more. Definitive essays tell the story of all the ancient and modern musical instruments, and the most loved and important songs of the last 150 years. 6" x 9" 1040 pp.

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