What are your favorite Traditional Hawaiian songs? I use the word “Traditional” loosely as I’m talking about songs either in all Hawaiian or includes some Hawaiian lyrics.
When I was in high school, I got into Hawaiian slack-key. I could never play it – but I did enjoy listening to The Beamer brothers. This song takes me back to the cold mornings of getting ready to go to school while I turned on the stereo to listen to whatever record I had on there. This being the title cut – I heard this song a lot:
This Is Our Island Home – The Beamer Brothers
When I was in intermediate, my older brother brought home this album. I used to sneak it when he wasn’t home and listen to it. Grew to love this song:
Kawika – Sunday Manoa
I discovered this song while listening to KCCN-AM while our girls were just infants. I’d be out in the garage tending to my orchids and listening to the radio.
Pua Olena – The Lim Family
And one more – a classic. Cannot forget Aunty Genoa Keawe’s – Alika
What are your favorite Traditional Hawaiian tunes? Later on we’ll touch upon Contemporary Hawaiian songs. For now, just Traditional stuff.