The Hawaiian peoples' traditional Polynesian heritage plays a significant role in their music-making. Energetic performances and exploration with unique instruments first helped the music gain attention on the United States mainland.
Hawaiian Playground is a lively collection that explores the playful side of Hawaiian music featuring ukuleles, steel guitars and harmonious vocals. Sing along to Keali Reichel's "Toad Song," or Willie K's "Holoholo Ka'a," and enjoy the classic and contemporary stylings of Robi Kahakalau, Raiatea, Ehukai, Imua, Justin Young and Teresa Bright. This lively collection also includes tracks from mainland artists including The Moonlighters and Joe McDermott.
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