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A basic introductory course on the incredible variety of great music made in Hawai'i; 'study' at your own pace.

About dj art

I'm a long time radio guy, and started visiting Hawai'i and listening to Hawaiian music in the early '90s. I was tired of classic rock, bored with the classical, and the old jazz my local public radio stations play was worn thin too. Suddenly, I found there ARE people still making really good music. All kinds of music. Over four thousand miles away, in Hawai'i! No wonder it took me so long to find them. Enjoy!

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If you've never listened to Hawaiian music before, this is a showcase of the variety waiting for you. Hawaiian 101 features Hawaiian artists, some old songs, some new, some Hawaiian, some from other Pacific islands, some from the mainland. You don't need to watch the screen, because I'll tell you the names of the artists.

Warning: this is not a No-Skank zone. I've chosen to err on the side of creativity; along with long-beloved singers and classic Polynesian songs, I've included some of rap and reggae, just because many of these kids are so talented. It's all there (or at least a few hundred songs of it)!

So, come hear what you've been missing. Turn it up!