Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hawaiian Chants

Video Find(s) of the Day

It was the first music I ever heard made. It was more powerful for coming from people than the music that came from machines. That's probably why wherever I go, whatever I do, the background music in my head always comes back to Hawaiian chants.

It's been really hard to find decent Hawaiian chant videos. But it's been getting better. Here are some I have found.

Strong Hawaiian Chant

Spike Jones - Hawaiian War Chant

Uliuli by Halau O Kekuhi

At 1:14 in the next video you can hear a version of the entirety of the Kaulilua song. I ran a translation of it in No Arguing Over Poi. These are the sounds in my head.

Chants and Stories from Hawaii

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