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...Though best known for his medley cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s focus on preserving and innovating Hawaiian traditional music made him the island’s most popular entertainer. Born...

Conserve, Adapt, and Reconverge: Rationalizing a Template in Hawai’i Puerto Rican Musical Performance

Soundscapes from the Americas : Ethnomusicological Essays on the Power, Poetics, and Ontology of Performance

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2014

Scholarly Books

...Introduction: Dancing for the Past The electric echo from the cool, cream-colored plaster walls dies away as the couples finish their waltz, men delivering their partners back to the long tables, seating themselves again among the drinks...

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future

Dan Kois

Dan Kois is a contributing writer to New York magazine and a film critic for the Washington Post. He was the founding editor of New York’s culture blog, Vulture, and has written for the New York Times, Slate, the Oxford American, Television Without Pity, and Honolulu Magazine. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

33 1/3 Books

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...Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped...

Finding Agency in Hawaiian Online Collaborative Music Videos: Reclaiming “Kaulana Nā Pua” in a Contemporary Context

Sound Communities in the Asia Pacific : Music, Media, and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...Kaulana nā pua aʻo Hawaiʻi Kūpaʻa ma hope o ka ʻāina Famous are the children of HawaiʻiEver loyal to the land“Kaulana Nā Pua” (Famous Are the Children/Flowers) is a famous Hawaiian protest song. It was written...

Exotica

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...During the 1950s a musical genre referred to as exotica came to prominence in the United States, marking an unprecedented wave of musical and cultural exoticisms in popular music. Overnight, composers such as Les Baxter, Martin Denny...

Auckland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,074,510 (2001) Auckland, New Zealand’s largest metropolitan center, is situated in the northern part of the country. During the nineteenth century, its economy and port were closely linked...

Polynesia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: American Samoa: 70,260 (2003); Cook Islands: 21,008 (2003); Fiji: 868,531 (2003); French Polynesia: 262,125 (2003); Niue: 2,145 (2002); Pitcairn Island: 47 (2003); Samoa: 178,173 (2003); Tokelau: 1,418 (2003); Tonga: 108,141...

Aotearoa/New Zealand: Pakeha (European)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,951,307 (2003) New Zealand, or Aotearoa (the frequently used Maori name), is a South Pacific country, physically roughly the size of the United Kingdom. It consists of two large islands, along with a number...

Hawai’i (Hawaii)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,200,000 (2000) Located at a latitude of between 19 and 22 degrees north, Hawai‘i consists physically of an archipelago of high volcanic islands and coral atolls spanning some 200 miles (322 km...

Aotearoa/New Zealand: Maori and Pacific Islander Music

Tony Mitchell

Tony Mitchell is an honorary research associate at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Popular Music and Local Identity: Rock, Pop and Rap in Europe and Oceania (1994), editor of Global Noise: Rap and Hip hop outside the USA (2001), co-editor of North Meets South: Popular Music in Aotearoa New Zealand (2004), Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia (2007), Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand (2011) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Maori: 383,277 (2003); Pacific Islander: 150,150 (2003) From Hawaiian Combos to Acid Rock The native inhabitants of Aotearoa (‘the land of the long white cloud’), the Maori,...