Copyright Year(s): 2005
Format: CD
Price: $0.00

Track List & Samples

(Tracks with sample are bold.)
  1. Haleakala
  2. Twinkletoes
  3. Papa E
  4. Slacking Off
  5. Lei Manoa
  6. Tahiti Manahune
  7. Redemption Song
  8. Mo`i `O Lili`u
  9. Paniolo `Ona Slack-Key
  10. I Ka La`i O Lahaina
  11. Kealoha Bebop with Charlie
  12. Hei Iti Vaihi

Album Notes

Debut release from the "new" Hapa...accomplished guitarists, singers and songwriters Nathan Aweau and Barry Flanagan.

This recording is first and foremost a Hawaiian CD -- featuring three new original Hawaiian language songs. Hapa also fuses Hawaiian music with the influences of other Polynesian cultures. Along with Hawaiian ballads, uptempo songs, Hawaiian chant (by Charles Ka`upu), you'll hear selections in Tahitian and Tokelau. Hapa goes further, acknowledging the influence of modern culture on Polynesia by blending jazz, blues and even slam poetry influences into their Hawaiian-based music.

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards :: 2006

Album of the Year
Contemporary Hawaiian Album

Hapa is:

Barry Flanagan
Nathan Aweau

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