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Ke Kukima Polinahe: Hawaiian & Polynesian Music for Appalachian Dulcimer
Artist/Band: Mark Kailana Nelson
The Hawaiian word polinahe means both "sweet, gentle music" and "narrow waisted." And kukima is the Hawaiian way to pronounce "dulcimer"... What better name for this sweet-voiced, gentle Appalachian folk instrument?
This is the first-ever collection of classic Hawaiian & Polynesian music arranged for the Appalachian dulcimer - "Hi`ilawe," the essential Hawaiian song about an illicit love affair; "Tiare Tahiti," a beautiful Tahitian melody, King Kalakaua's immortal "Sweet Leilehua" - and many more.
The recording features 16 beautiful and soothing songs performed on Appalachian dulcimer and Swedish hummel, along with Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele.
A book with all of the music on the CD in standard notation and tablature is available separately.