|Hapa / Maui|
|Add Date:||2005-11-27||Pull Date:||2006-01-29||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Dec 25||Dec 18||Dec 11||Dec 4|
|1.||Mar 14, 2012:||Everyday Commotion |
|4.||Mar 26, 2009:||Songs of the Whale |
|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 |
HAPA – “Maui” |
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
|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|