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Album Review

This album of Hawaiian falsetto singing is done in a trio format rather than the somewhat more common form: a solo falsetto singer with a backing band. Na Palapalai produce some very nice harmonies among themselves, hitting the high notes with seeming ease. This is hula music proper, with a few haku mele up front and a backing band keeping the sound highly danceable. There's a rumble and a groove, but more of a simple shimmy and bounce built into this, with guitars strumming incessantly and a steel guitar accentuating each turn of a musical phrase that doesn't already feature the vocalists. The music is busy, exciting, and generally very well executed. Even though the group is current, and puts a bit of a contemporary spin on its stylings, the original compositions have an old-time Hawaiian country feeling. Falsetto is relatively rare now, but the quality of this album makes one wonder why.

Customer Reviews

Oia No

Ohh yeahhhh, I love it I think we have another na Hoku onour Hands, Love it Ma, Kuana and Keao, Eo e na Pua o Hawaii

The top in truly Hawaiian Entertainment!

Buy this CD!!! You won't regret it!

Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i by Na Palapalai

This album is a must for all you falsetto lovers out there. Super modern way of Hawaiian Music. They keep getting better album after album.

Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i, Na Palapalai
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: World, Music, Hawaii
  • Released: Nov 14, 2006

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