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Hawaiian Music/YouTubers/Series Recommendations?

Hi, I'm looking for any kind of media in Hawaiian, anything from videos about anything to music (preferably modern), even social media groups/pages or books for beginners (preferably online), does anyone know any?

May 1, 2019



You can find links to some great language resources here, including a YouTube video series created by our own Kumu Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier, Kūlaiwi: http://kanaeokana.net/olelo


Oiwi TV is a good one: https://oiwi.tv/ Their youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbcKIlVtF80Z-0EZW_oNa3g Kumukahi is another, and this site even has a button on the top to switch the whole thing to Hawaiian: http://www.kumukahi.org/


I'm a big fan of Mahealani Uchiyama. She's based in Hawai'i, but she sings in a variety of languages (my favourite from her, Te Pua Noa Noa, is in Tahitian). If you want to get a feel for some types of Polynesian music, she's a great resource!


If you like the Ukulele(I personally do), check out IZ, he does a cover of "Somewhere over The Rainbow", among other songs, and Jake Shimabukuro is a good artist as well! Hope this Helps!


My old High School teacher listens to IZ. That is how I got into the Ukulele.


Keali'i Reichel is a wonderful musical artist who sings many of his songs in Hawaiian.

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