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Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: HAPA
Title: Hapa
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mountain Apple
Release Date: 6/12/2002
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 761268208026

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The best error a friend ever made
Ronald C. Frazor | Memphis, TN USA | 06/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A friend gave me a CD of contemporary Hawaiian music as a gift. When I thanked him, he told me a little about HAPA. "HAPA?" I asked him. He had given me the wrong CD so I ordered the HAPA CD that he intended to give. I became a fan when I listened to the first song, "Haleakala Ku". The songwriting amd musical talents of Barry Flanagan mesmerize me. This CD lifts my spirits when I'm in a bad mood, it relaxes me if I'm keyed-up. I now have all of HAPA's CD's and there is one playing constantly in my home or car CD player."
Nothing Halfway!
Christopher Forbes | Brooklyn,, NY | 07/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The second time I was in Hawaii in 1996, I was introduced to this album by staff at the hotel where I was staying. It is a stunning debut album by two immensely talented musicians and singers. Hapa (which means part or half and is usually used in terms like hapa haole - half white) is a duo of singer/guitarists. One is Hawaiian and one is a haole, hence the group name. The music on the CD is a combination of original contemporary Hawaiian songs and instrumental cuts. From the first cut the album is a wonder. The guitar work is beautiful and both singers have marvelously sweet voices, familiar with traditional Hawaiian style and yet fresh and contemporary. My favorite cut on the album, Ku'u Lei Awapuhi, get backing vocal help by Kenny Loggins, but Hapa doesn't need the help. This song is full of the beauty and longing that make up Hawaiian life. A beautiful effort!"
It brings back memories
lovestoread | 03/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was born on O'ahu and moved to the mainland at the age of 10. My last school year there, we had a great May Day celebration at the school in which all the 4th graders (I was a 4th grader then) danced to "Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai". After that, I had to find the song and get the CD, which is this CD by Hapa. I loved the entire CD, and now, years after leaving the islands, it still sounds very wonderful. Favorites on this CD are "Haleakala Ku Hanohano", "Anjuli", "Ku'u Lei Awapuhi", "Lei Pikake", and the cover of John Lennon's "Oh My Love"."