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Ki Ho'alu Slack Key: The Hawaiian Way
     

Ki Ho'alu Slack Key: The Hawaiian Way

Director: Eddie Kamae,

Cast: Eddie Kamae, Aunty Alice Namakelua, Fred Punahou, Gabby Pahinui

 
As directed by Eddie Kamae, this documentary dissects the nature, background and significance of a musical form known as Hawaiian slack key. Kamae - renowned for both his musical expertise and his preternatural storytelling abilities - uses as his central theme the repeated intersections between the k ho'alu guitar itself and the broader cultural traditions of Hawaii,

Overview

As directed by Eddie Kamae, this documentary dissects the nature, background and significance of a musical form known as Hawaiian slack key. Kamae - renowned for both his musical expertise and his preternatural storytelling abilities - uses as his central theme the repeated intersections between the k ho'alu guitar itself and the broader cultural traditions of Hawaii, in many different ways; he also traces the evolution of slack key from the 1830s into the early 21st Century, and explains how slack key has generally functioned as a vehicle for familial traditions to be passed down from one generation to the next. The program draws from a combination of archival images, candid interviews, the music of legendary performers including Raymond Kane, Fred Punohou, Ledward Kaapana and Gabby Pahinui, and scenic shots of the Hawaiian Islands.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/2010
UPC:
0761268504920
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Hawaiian Legacy
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aunty Alice Namakelua Participant
Fred Punahou Participant
Gabby Pahinui Participant
Raymond Kane Participant
L'Edward Kaapana Participant
George Kahumoku Participant
Moses Kahumoku Participant
George Kuo Participant
Dennis Kamakahi Participant
Manu Kahaialii Participant
Gary Haleamau Participant
Roland "Lale" Kaalekahi Participant
Malaki Kanahele Participant
William Kuwalu Participant
Philibert Secretario Participant
Anna Goodhue Participant
Mel Murata Participant
Lisa Smith Participant

Technical Credits
Eddie Kamae Director
James D. Houston Screenwriter
Myrna Kamae Producer
Rodney A. Ohtani Cinematographer,Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ki Ho'alu Slack Key: The Hawaiian Way
1. Introduction [6:12]
2. Tuning [10:18]
3. History [6:41]
4. Styles of Slack Key [12:13]
5. Ni'ihau [7:22]
6. Learning From the Masters [6:14]
7. Fred Punahou [4:09]
8. Traditions [4:55]
9. Credits [3:08]

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