Growing up in Hawaii I’ve never really enjoyed “Hawaiian” music or songs. When I say “Hawaiian” I don’t mean those that use only the Hawaiian language or those that associated with hula, like the oli or mele. Rather, I use it to mean songs or music locally produced that have a more contemporary feel.
Now that I’m (ahem) older, I must have mellowed out a bit because songs I once shunned listening to is now “music to my ears” (yep, pun intended, I think?). One such song I now really love listening to is Hapa’s “Kuulei Kuuipo”.
Released in 1994 by HAPA (Barry Flanagan and formerly Kelii Kanealii), it’s a love song with a slow tempo and nice melody.
HAPA is still around making music and if you liked this song, go check out their other songs and albums. Connect with them on Facebook or Twitter.
I’ll be sharing more “Hawaiian” music in future posts!
Let’s go what? Holoholo? What does that mean, you might wonder.
Well, in Hawaii, holoholo means to go out, leisurely cruising around, usually in the car. Or in general, just to go out and enjoy. And since the weekend’s here my family and I have plans to go to the waterpark on Saturday for a day of wet, wild, fun.
We purchased an annual pass for each member and are making sure we get our money’s worth. Last weekend the girls had fun with their dad going down the giant, green slide over and over and over again, while I just sat under the trees and relaxed. But this time, I’m expected to share in their fun down that slide. So….
Do you have any plans to go holoholo?