Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
All Hawai'i Stand Together
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Aloha Nui Loa
makauole | No Kaua`i mai au. | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pehea `oe? Oia mau no. `O Ka`ano`i ko`u inoa. I was surprised to see that no one has reviewed this cd yet. I grew up on the island of Kaua`i on the westside, WHS Menehune. I live in the mainland now. I have a large collection of Hawaiian Cds ranging from classical to jawaiian. Dennis Pavao sings falsetto. This cd is a great representation of classical Hawaiian music. It is so beautiful to hear him sing. On this cd there are songs sung in Hawaiian and some in English. The English songs are sung with a classical aloha flavor. I couldn't do this cd justice in a review, but I'll try. In Hawaii we have a treat called shaved ice, and it comes in many flavors. Shaved ice rules on a hot day, it is so soothing. Hawaiian music is the same, because there are so many flavors/styles. And on any given day the music is soothing. I love this cd because I can remember my grandparents singing some of these songs, almost the exact same way Dennis Pavao does. Sometimes I shut my eyes, and I can see one of my grandparents singing and playing the ukulele. I don't speak Hawaiian fluently. Like most keiki my age I grew speaking english, but I am lucky to know some Hawaiian. It doesn't matter if you speak Hawaiian because the Hawaiian language is so beautiful, you'll probably feel like you know what is being said. The cover does have English translations to the Hawaiian songs, so you'll be able to see for yourself just how beautiful the songs are. If you are some one searching for the meaning of Aloha, then this cd is for you. If you are a local away from home, then this cd is for you. If you are a local that wishes you spent more time with tutulady and tutuman, then this cd is for you. My two favorite songs on this cd are: Track one "All Hawai`i Stand Together" because my grandmother used to sing this song in falsetto as well. And, Track Ten "Could I Have This Dance" because it reminds me of my grandparents. I guarantee this cd will deliver the goods. If you are new to Hawaiian music, after you buy this cd check out the other cds purchased by people who've bought this cd. Onipa`a Hawai`i. Ua mau ke ea o ka`aina i ka pono. Sorry for any typos. A Hui Hou, Ka`ano`i. A Pehea `oe Waihau? Oia mau no."
More Great Pavao
Michael C. West | Bethesda, MD United States | 07/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought my first Pavao CD (Sweet Leilani) beccuase it contained the most beautiful rendition of Aloha Oe I'd ever heard. While I bought the CD for that one track, the entire CD was outstanding, so I decided to buy more of his work. I've now got them all, except his most recent release. This is a very meaningful album; not only is the music beautiful, but if you take the time to listen to the words of the songs, they are most poignant. The words of "All Hawaii Stands Together" tell a great story, and the tune of his song "Holei" rivals "Aloha Oe" as being one of the most beautiful songs ever penned. Most tragically, Dennis Pavao died of a brain aneurism in Jan '02. While he has passed from this earth, his magnificent voice remains, captured forever on his CDs. If you love the Islands like I do, this and all his albums will bring goosebumps to your arms and tears to your eyes."
A must-have for Hawaiian music lovers
honohono7 of extracashfordoctors.co | honolulu, hi USA | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love listening to Hawaiian music not only to hear the voice and lyrics but to feel the "heart" behind them, this is a CD you should own. In the spirit of Genoa Keawe, Gabby and Cyril Pahianui, Iz, Jerry Santos, and too many others to name, this is Hawaiian music, mostly from the 80's and 90's, that conveys a strong sense of place and people. His track, "All Hawai'i Stand Together" was listed on Wikipedia's webpage of protest songs and is powerful enough to move people to action."