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CD Cover Artist: Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau
Title: Na Mele Henoheno / Cherished Songs: The Early Years Vol. 1
Category: Traditional

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Catalog #: CD64


Titles:
Tracks with links play Real Audio Real Audio Clip and/or MP3 samples mp3 icon

1. Hanakeoki - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
2. Kahea O Keale - mp3 sample
3. Papalina Lahilahi - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
4. Manu Kapalulu - mp3 sample
5. Pua Tubarose - Real Audio Clip - mp3 sample
6. Ka'ililauokeokoa - mp3 sample
7. E Nonoi I Ka Haku/Kanaka Waiwai - mp3 sample
8. Ka Pua E - mp3 sample
9. Lu'au Medley: Lu'au Hula/ Kilakila O' Moanalua/ Wai O Ke Aniani/ Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua - mp3 sample
10. Freedom of Makaha - mp3 sample
11. Ka Po'e Koa - mp3 sample
12. Hele Mai - mp3 sample
13. Aloha Ka Manini - mp3 sample
14. No Kristo - mp3 sample
15. Ua Mau - mp3 sample

More Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau titles... Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 2Live At Hank's PlacePuana Hou Me Ke AlohaHo'ola • Makaha Bash 3 • Ho'oluana

More Makaha Sons titles ... Ke Alaula KuikawaNa Pua O Hawaiii Makaha Sons Sing Golden Hawaiian MelodiesHeke Wale No (Only The Very Best Of) On The Road Live Christmas Day In Hawai`i Nei

More Israel Kamakawiwo`ole titles...
Ka `AnoiFacing FutureE Ala E'N Dis LifeIZ: In ConcertAlone In IZ WorldWonderful World

Comments:

A wonderful collection. This CD covers music from the first three Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau albums, No Kristo, Kahea O Keale, and Ke'ala. It covers the period of time from 1976 through 1978. By this time, they were recognized as an established, popular recording group with a solid following. They were quite a picture: a group of young Hawaiians, including two very large members, whose music was pure and beautiful, highlighted by the voice of young Israel. His was the voice that was the essence of the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau.

The group became known for their uncompromising devotion to Hawaiian music and Hawaiian values. Israel's older brother Skippy emerged as the leader and spokesperson for the group. He articulated their philosophy of music that which comes from the heart, and he personified the big heartedness of the band. Skippy was a very spiritual, charismatic person who commanded the stage; his message: Hawaiian pride in music and culture. Little attention was paid to appearance as they beleived the audience loved their carefree, laid back style. As Skippy said, "This is who we are...and we are Hawaiian." Their popularity and celebrity continued to increase with each passing year and is still consistantly a favorite choice with all afficianadoes of traditional Hawaiian music.

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