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 Alice Namakelua version of 'Opihi Moemoe?
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Maliko
Akahai

USA
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  10:37:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At a workshop last year in Seattle, I heard George Kuo play a version of 'Opihi Moemoe in the style of Ku'uleialohapoina'ole (Alice) Namakelua. It was slow, one-note-at-a-time, but had the drive and essence of the tune. I am finding it useful for working out a fiddle version of 'Opihi Moemoe.
Does anyone have a recording of Auntie Alice playing that tune? Or even talk story about hearing it?

Mahalo,
--Maliko

Put da "pila" back in "Kanikapila"

sirduke58
`Olu`olu

USA
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  10:49:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never knew she did a rendition of "Opihi moemoe" Knowing her style of kiho'alu I can actually imagine hearing it. My first formal slack key kumu was Kale Bannister, haumana of Auntie Alice. He used to share a lot of stories about her.

If you come across a recording of Auntie Alice's "Opihi moemoe" I'd be very interested in hearing it.

BTW, please remind me about 3 weeks to a month out before you & the Mrs come to Oahu in February. That way I have some time to put that kanikapila together. You can bet your fiddle we're gonna kanikapila

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thumbstruck
Ha`aha`a

USA
1939 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2017 :  7:16:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Al Tringali knew Aunty Alice. You might email him or talk story with him here (Noeau).
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Russell Letson
Lokahi

USA
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  09:12:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Russell Letson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've rummaged around for Auntie Alice performances beyond the LPs and not found an "Opihi Moemoe"--though since my initial rummages, Kokua Films has posted portions of a TV program on which she plays and talks about the music. (Lots of other nice material there, too.) Here's their main YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/KOKUAFILMSHAWAII/videos

The YouTube example of George Kuo playing the tune sounds more like Leonard Kwan's version than what I'd expect from Auntie.
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Lawrence
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  07:46:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

One thing to remember about 'Opihi Moemoe is that it was not always named such. Leonard's own story is that when he went into the studio to record they asked him the name for the song. He did not have a name for it, so they named it "'Opihi Moemoe" at that time. Several other slack key players I know, who played that same melody at that time, used different names for it. So it may be recorded elsewhere by a different name.



Mahope Kakou...
...El Lorenzo de Onda Sonora
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Maliko
Akahai

USA
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  3:56:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't think George Kou has put this rendition on YouTube -- I recorded it myself during his workshop. I would not publish it without asking him first. (Don't know if he is on the Patch...). I will forward it via google drive to anyone on the Patch who asks...
I have shifted my efforts in kï ho‘alu fiddle towards the oldest stuff I can find.

Put da "pila" back in "Kanikapila"

Edited by - Maliko on 11/30/2017 4:03:25 PM
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Maliko
Akahai

USA
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  08:38:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Russell Letson

I've rummaged around for Auntie Alice performances beyond the LPs and not found an "Opihi Moemoe"--though since my initial rummages, Kokua Films has posted portions of a TV program on which she plays and talks about the music. (Lots of other nice material there, too.) Here's their main YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/KOKUAFILMSHAWAII/videos

The YouTube example of George Kuo playing the tune sounds more like Leonard Kwan's version than what I'd expect from Auntie.




Mahalo nui loa for the Kokua Films link, Russell, I'm going to be "wasting" a monsta amount of time there.....
--Maliko

Put da "pila" back in "Kanikapila"
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