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Kapila Kane
`Olu`olu

USA
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Posted - 05/16/2017 :  07:30:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've found some youtube performances...
but not finding lyrics, and wondering if there's a Sons of Hawaii, or Eddie Kamae, or Dennis Kamakahi version I'm missing...
since it's, as they say, "It's all about the Waiolina"!
It was Dennis who explained to me about Sam Lia and his use of violin.

Tried a couple spots on internet, including Huapala.org...
but so far I'm not finding it.

Kapila Kane
`Olu`olu

USA
945 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2017 :  1:49:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
while some of the you tubes were mediocre... (or is it Media Okra?).
but now, I just found a WONDERFUL version, and player..."Kanaka Waiolina" performed by Shawn Ishimoto!
And then I saw the Taropatch interview from 2011. Well if I wasn't a little behind, I'd have to break trail.

Great, vocal, playing, and version I love...
it's got a lot of the backbeat that I've grown accustomed to playing into for years with Songwriter Chuck Pyle. The two/four slap was one of his favorite grooves...
I didn't create those, but I loved to jump up on my board (fiddle) and ride the waves.
Anyway, a cool version brings the song to life.
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thumbstruck
Ha`aha`a

USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2017 :  03:52:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eh, Brah, get with Maliko. He's playing fiddle with a halau up in Seattle.
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Maliko
Akahai

USA
50 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2017 :  4:14:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually y'all got me in trouble now, nui pilikia....
I HAVE to learn it.... I've heard this tune in passing, but didn't know the name of it, but now I found it.
Dennis's composition is a natural for the fiddle.
I found words with a Japanese translation, I'll see what I can do to work it up....
Da kine...

Put da "pila" back in "Kanikapila"
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Maliko
Akahai

USA
50 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2017 :  5:18:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kanaka Waiolina
by Rev. Dennis D.K. Kamakahi

Hele māua i ke ala kuaehu lā
Mai Kohala a Kukuihaele lā
ʻImi māua i ke kāne
Noho ana i ka mālie

*hui
Kaulana ʻoe e Kanaka Waiolina lā
Mahalo mākou i kou aloha
No Waipiʻo i ka noe
No Sam Liʻa he inoa

Nui kou mau mele no ka poʻe Hawaiʻi
Me ka Hui Waianuhea aʻo Hiʻilawe lā
Mele ana i ka lani nui
ʻO Kalanianaʻole

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
O ka Hui Waianuhea aʻo Hiʻilawe lā
Haʻaheo aʻo Waipiʻo
Ka nohona aʻo Līloa


(A translation will need to wait for another day...)
It looks like I am playing and singing it in C.

Put da "pila" back in "Kanikapila"

Edited by - Maliko on 05/17/2017 6:06:33 PM
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