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Record Culture In Hawaii: A Film by The Vinyl Factory

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Record Culture In Hawaii: A Film by The Vinyl Factory

The Vinyl Factory invited Aloha Got Soul to create a film about Hawaiian records and vinyl culture in the islands. The film showcases local record shops and my current Top 5 favorite Hawaiian records. Watch, share, enjoy, and when you get the chance, make a trip out to Hawaii.

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Sassy K "Playtime": Enter Hawaiian Freestyle Music

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Sassy K "Playtime": Enter Hawaiian Freestyle Music

Did Hawaii have a freestyle music scene? No idea. I'd like to ask Sassy K about it, and whether her phenomenal album Playtime had any influence on the Honolulu music scene when it was released in 1990.

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Nohelani Cypriano "Lihue" Music Video (1977)

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Nohelani Cypriano "Lihue" Music Video (1977)

I should've seen it coming, but this surprised me: the original 1977 music video for "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano. Thanks to Hawaiian music collector Yoshi—whose initial upload of Brandon Bray & Brown Spice performing "Polynesian Girl" brought Ron Jacob's KKUA Home Grown TV series to life on the web—Nohelani and Dennis Graue's "Lihue" music video from 35 years ago finally finds its place in Internet history. "We think this young lady is gonna be an emerging star of the future. Look at her now as she performs 'Lihue'". —Ron Jacobs An emerging star... In 1980, Nohe won Female Vocalist of...

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What's Inside that DVD Set? The Final 70s Nightclub Reunion

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What's Inside that DVD Set? The Final 70s Nightclub Reunion

Just got an email from Supes aka Irwin Santos: "... the 70s Nightclub Reunion DVD Set is ready to launch! Email Irwin to place your order: Click Here" There’s over 3+ hours of music shot in HD and presented in Standard Definition Widescreen & Dolby Digital Stereo. The audio is a combination of ambient microphones, plus the feed that was coming from the mixer. When combined…BOOM!!! Just sit back, crank up the volume, and listen to a LIVE performance. Thousands of cut edits between camera angles and synchronization to music, separate this from any other video presentation that’s ever been...

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The Four 50's "Ka Huaka‘i" (Darryl Valdez)

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"Ka Huaka‘i" by The Four 50's That's Darryl Valdez, co-founder of Tender Leaf, wearing black pants and playing the guitar in this video. Music still fills his passionate soul! In 2010, he was performing with a local Hawaiian acoustic group, the Four 50's. This video was recorded at Ka Huaka‘i "The Journey" Church in Honolulu. I've noticed that several Hawaii musicians—including Darryl Valdez, Tony Tam Sing, Rob Mehl—have dedicated themselves to playing Christian music. Almost exclusively? I don't know, it's just a thought... ...More thoughts on the homepage of this Hawaiian music blog.

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