Hawai’i: Under the Rainbow

Various Artists

Album Title: Hawai’i: Under the Rainbow

Artist(s): Various Artists

Year: 2006

Genre(s)/Style(s): Hawaiian, Hapa Haole, Folk, Other

Track Listing:

  1. Pacific Ocean 2:37
  2. Chant / Hula 4:14
  3. Aloha Chant 3:28
  4. Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai 2:43
  5. Hi’ilawe 3:04
  6. Pauoa Ka Liko Ka Lehua 4:22
  7. ‘Opihi Moemoe 3:31
  8. Henehene Kou ‘Aka 3:06
  9. Slack Key Hula 3:03
  10. E Ku’u Lei 2:49
  11. Goodnight Leilani E 3:23
  12. E Ku’u Morning Dew 4:15
  13. E Nana Kakou I Na Manu 4:21
  14. Kani Ki Ho’alu 1:33
  15. A Dream Called Hawaii 3:41
  16. Makalapua 3:08
  17. Beach Of Waikiki 0:31
  18. Hawaiian Hospitality 2:11
  19. Puamana 2:50
  20. Nalani 2:17
  21. Nani 2:17
  22. Across The Sea 1:21
  23. Waves 1:00
  24. Na ‘Oli O Kama Kani A Me Na Hula O Ke Anuenue 1:58
  25. Ku’u Ipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One 3:21

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Liner, Listening & Album Notes:

Includes some of the odder liner notes:

This fantastic musical travelogue [cinema closed eyes] relates the story of Hawaii and its origins, when this fertile paradise emerged from fire and lava in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Century-old chants and exciting archaic hula dancers tell of the power of love, and Hawaiian Sons praise the beauty of nature in this archipelago. Mysterious, erotic falsetto voices with their haunting sexless and bodyless sound language, exotic slack key guitars, virtuoso ‘ukulele music and the world famous steel guitar center defy the thunder,  rise beneath the rainbow and follow the rhythm of the waves.

Featuring: Halau O Keaunui, Hawai’i Youth Opera Chorus – Angeli Ensemble, Ho’oheno, KoAloha, George Kuo, Gordon Mark and The ‘Ohana

– Album liner notes

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