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The History of the Hawaiian Ukulele | Master Luthier Joe Souza

Watch on YouTube The 'ukulele (pronounced "oo-koo-le-le") was introduced by Portuguese immigrants who migrated to Honolulu from the island of Madeira where it is known as the braguinha. Find out the storied history of the Hawaiian Islands' traditional instrument. Runtime: 43 min.

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Hawaii: Traditional Hula

An excellent collection of island's traditional Polynesian music, performed by the Hawaii Arts Ensemble (Halau Hula Ka No’eau).

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Hawaiian Chants, Hula and Love Dance Songs

Recorded in Hawaii by Jacob Feuerring with Tom Hiona, this Smithsonian Folkways recording presents traditional Hawaiian songs and dances. To better un...

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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole | Alone in Iz world

In many respects, the late Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Kah-MAH-kah-VEE-voh-OH-lay) is the voice of Hawaii. His ukulele-accompanied versio...

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Pro Surfers Teach Us How To Throw the Perfect Shaka

The shaka. It's an important gesture, one little hand signal designed to share good vibes that says a lot about who you are and how you're approaching this funky little world we inhabit. Attendees at the Surfers Awards on the North Shore of Oahu — including Kelly Slater and Alana Blanchard — show us how it’s done. Runtime: 3 min.