Various Artists

Pride of Punahele

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With the growth of the Hawaiian tourist industry, the traditional sounds of the islands was often watered down to appeal to folks who only listened while sipping umbrella drinks. Thankfully the independent music movement in the 1990s has helped contemporary Hawaiian folk music flourish. This album features tracks by artists Keali'I Rechel, Uluwhi Gerreo, and Kekuhi Kanahele. The album serves as a good example of not only these artists catalogs, but also the state of late '90s contemporary Hawaiian music, which at least from the sound of this music is doing rather well.

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