Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau|
Na Mele Henoheno Na Makahiki Mua, helu 'ekahi - Vol I
Genres: World Music, Pop
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently came across this album, a collection of songs from their first three albums, by way of a street vendor in Maui. These young men were an important part of the revival of Hawaiian music that took place in the '70s, following the lead of Gabby Pahinui and The Sons of Hawaii. You will not believe the quality of musicianship on this album--pure, seemless harmonies combined with incredible string work (ukuleles, guitars, and acoustic bass). It's no wonder that even today you hear these beautiful recordings played throughout the Islands--it's the real thing, at its best. So do yourself a favor and pick it up. It'll bring Hawaii to wherever you are."
Important compilation by a simple group of country kids
J. Book | Pasco, WA United States | 11/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau came out with their first few albums on Poki, no one was prepared for the impact they would eventually create. Those albums are (unfortunately, c'mon Lea!) out of print, but NA MELE HENOHENO gathers some of the best songs from the three. Some of you might be coming into this due to the vocals of the late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. For many, it is these recordings that will stand the test of time, as he was young and had a soul that was untouched. Much of that came through with the help of his brother, Skippy, and together their harmonies were unbeatable. There was a spirit in the air in the mid 70's, with the Hawaiian renaissance, and this only helped strengthen everything."
The real thing
P. Richardson | TAMPA | 08/24/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the real thing.
Hawaiian singing and playing by a terrific group.
The religious nature of some of the songs was a surprise but not a bad one.
It's a great portrait of Braddah Iz as a young singer and within an ensemble.
I love it."