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Hapa / Maui
Album:Maui Collection:World
Artist:Hapa Added:Oct 2005
Label:Finn Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-11-27 Pull Date:2006-01-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Dec 25Dec 18Dec 11Dec 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 14, 2012:Everyday Commotion
Tahiti Manahune
4.Mar 26, 2009:Songs of the Whale
Lei Manoa
2.Jul 19, 2011:At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Dec 20, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Nov 10, 2009:Everyday Commotion
6.Dec 13, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-11-17 
HAPA – “Maui”
Finn, 2005

HAWAII – One of the most successful groups in contemporary Hawaiian music, the duo of Barry Flanagan (guitars) and Nathan Awaeu (vox/bass/ percussion) keep things varied, upbeat, and fun. This album is very contemporary in the NPR/Starbucks-friendly folk-pop sense, but it has plenty of authentic island flavor that’s neither dumbed-down nor inaccessibly “exotic.” Vocals are in Hawaiian, Tahitian, Tokelau, and English.

Fo’s Picks: 11… also 1, 4, 5, 6, 12

1. 3:27 – fast layered acoustic guitars, sweet vocals. Jangly and exciting.
2. 2:44 – funky instrumental with lots of tricky bass work. Light and fun.
3. 3:32 – upbeat, folksy, about canoes. Sung in Tokelau. Neat steel guitar in there.
4. 3:07 – relaxed slack-key guitar, an island blues instrumental. Could be longer.
5. 5:38 – very pretty lullabye-ballad, slow and gentle. Lovely high-pitched vocal.
6. 3:44 – slow chorus vox, fast Tahitian banjo (sounds like a banjo/ukelele hybrid)
7. 4:24 – Every Hawaiian album must have one Bob Marley cover. That’s the law.
8. 4:05 – slow homage to Queen Liliu’okalani, mellow and uplifting
9. 4:06 – cute slack-key Hawaiian cowboy thing, intentionally cheesy drum machine
10. 2:45 – midtempo: happy, folksy ode to Lahaina, Maui; high vocals
11. 1:48 – slam poetry/rap about new Hawaiian culture, with jazz & chant backing!
12. 2:22 – laid-back Tahitian ballad about Hawaii, nice banjo under the guitar

[Fo] - 11/16/05

Track Listing
1.Haleakala 7.Redemption Song
2.Twinkletoes 8.Mo'i 'O Lili'u
3.Papa E 9.Paniolo 'Ona Slack-Key
4.Slacking Off 10.I Ka La'i O Lahaina
5.Lei Manoa 11.Kealoha Bebop w/ Charlie
6.Tahiti Manahune 12.Hei Iti Vaihi