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sbar15
Lokahi

USA
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Posted - 04/21/2010 :  2:02:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any one know where I can find a recording of Jesu Meke Kanaka Waiwai

Steve

wcerto
Ahonui

USA
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Posted - 04/21/2010 :  3:52:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are many, many recordings of this. The easiest way to find a recording you like is to go to mele.com and search by the title of the song. You may want to use only Kanaka Waiwai in the search. Many songs title it merely Kanaka Waiwai and others do use the full title as written by Johnny Almeida, which is Iesu Me Kanaka Waiwai. (Notice: spelled with letter "I".

In 1915, he wrote the music and "fixed" the words of a Biblical passage and offered it to the Mormon Church. His gesture was turned down when the piece was deemed too "hula sounding" and unsuitable for the worship service. From liner notes: John Kamealoha Almeida 1897 - 1985, Cord International/Hana-Ola Records, HOCD49000

It is so spooky that you asked about this, because Paul and I were just going over the liner notes to this recording today. How timely.

Me ke aloha
Malama pono,
Wanda
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Auntie Maria
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 04/21/2010 :  7:42:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is also sometimes noted on recordings as "Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai"...

Lyrics and translation can be found on huapala.org's site:
http://www.huapala.org/Ia/Iesu_Me_Ke_Kanaka.html

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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  08:25:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If I need to hear a melody for reference, I often try Youtube. Like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNO1yI_9_L0

Jesse Tinsley
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noeau
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  09:07:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rhapsody.com is good too. You can download single songs of most original recordings. Of course it cost 9/mo for the privilege but sometimes it is worth it.

No'eau, eia au he mea pa'ani wale nō.
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hwnmusiclives
`Olu`olu

USA
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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  09:19:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit hwnmusiclives's Homepage  Send hwnmusiclives an AOL message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by noeau

Rhapsody.com is good too. You can download single songs of most original recordings. Of course it cost 9/mo for the privilege but sometimes it is worth it.

Al, I am a huge fan of Rhapsody. For the price of one album download a month, I can instead listen to an unlimited number of albums and not have to store the MP3s anywhere.


E ho`omau ana i na mele Hawai`i...

Bill Wynne
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  10:33:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most of the time, it is listed simply as:

Kanaka Waiwai

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.

Edited by - Mika ele on 04/22/2010 12:39:15 PM
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sbar15
Lokahi

USA
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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  1:59:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone for the info

Steve
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alika207
Ha`aha`a

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Posted - 04/25/2010 :  01:38:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit alika207's Homepage  Send alika207 an AOL message  Click to see alika207's MSN Messenger address  Send alika207 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Best of luck in your studies/performance of the mele. Such a beautiful one...

Oh, not that this is relevant to the topic, but let me just say that I've been looking for you everywhere, Bill! Where have you been lately? Welcome back to TP!

He kehau ho'oma'ema'e ke aloha.

'Alika / Polinahe
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Bill Campbell
Akahai

USA
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Posted - 05/04/2010 :  03:23:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Campbell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If I need to hear a melody for reference, I often try Youtube. Like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNO1yI_9_L0

Jesse Tinsley
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Great job, Jesse. A better rendition than this one will be very hard to find.
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Bau
Lokahi

USA
226 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2011 :  12:45:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love Jesse's vids ,watch a few of them, very nice rendition.

i also like this gals ukulele version with vocals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPFBxgd4TSI

but i am working on learning the full lyrics, she is missing the second verses

for instrumental version this one I realy like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH0GImJaKkc


I've been rresearching this song while learning it.
I only found this post on it:
http://www.nahenahe.net/misc/kanakawaiwai.html
Does any one know more about the origins of this song or what the original lyics may have been?
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