1. Over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole OFFICIAL VIDEO


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    Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole's Platinum selling hit "Over the Rainbow" OFFICAL video produced by Jon de Mello for The Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI`I and http://www.izhawaii.com http://www.mountainapplecompany.com

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    • Israel kamakawiwo'ole - "What a Wonderful World


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      Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole's video of the worldwide hit "What A Wonderful World" produced by Jon de Mello for The Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI`I http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/iz/

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      • Project Kuleana 2: Ka Naʻi Aupuni


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        Hawaiian artists participating in an inter-island kani ka pila encouraging our kanaka to ʻauamo kuleana. All performances were recorded live on location. And on May 2nd, 2015, we bring to you the fruits of Project Kuleana, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, ʻŌiwi TV, Makauila and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' combined efforts. Enjoy Ka Naʻi Aupuni! To learn more about Project Kuleana, please visit oiwi.tv/projectkuleana

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        • Project Kuleana 2: Where are the Brothers


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          Hawaiian male artists participated in an inter-island kani ka pila encouraging our kāne to ʻauamo kuleana. All performances were recorded live on location. And on May 2nd, 2015, we bring to you the fruits of Project Kuleana, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, ʻŌiwi TV, Makauila and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' combined efforts. Enjoy 'Where are the Brothers'" To learn more about Project Kuleana, please visit www.oiwi.tv/projectkuleana

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          • AIPOHAKU - Live Performance @ Pipeline Cafe 5.2.08


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            • Ledward Kaapana - Weeha Swing


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              One of the great joys of my life these days is hanging with the inimitable Mr. Ledward Kaapana when he tours Northern California. On his current visit he spent an afternoon and evening in my little home recording studio exploring a Tacoma Papoose. Needless to say I really enjoyed having a video subject of Ledward's talent and charm. Led has played Sonny Chillingworth's "Weeha Swing" for many years, but I don't think his flying fingers have been captured in an HD closeup too often. On this occasion Led started hitting his stride before I got my lights and cameras fully deployed, but as I often say, "It's better to be lucky than good." The trusty Panasonic Lumix ZS3 was in just the right spot to capture the dancing digits and the smile. The Papoose is a short scale six (or twelve) string guitar, now out of production I believe. This particular instrument was originally owned by Bay Area slack key master, Patrick Landeza. He selected it from the assembly line at Tacoma a number of years ago. He recently passed this rare and lovely P6K Papoose along to me. Led was charmed by it from the instant he picked it up and the result has been hours of gorgeous music. He's tried at least four different tunings on it so far, and it sings in all of them with Mr. Kaapana conducting. In this video he's playing a B-Flat version of G wahine. From low to high, In G: D / G / D / F Sharp / B / D In B Flat (as played in the video) : F / B Flat / F / A / D / F In relative scale degrees: V / I / V / VII / III / V (if that helps). I eventually deployed four cameras for this shoot, and spent a couple of days on an elaborate "show-off" editing job with clips from three of them. Today I happened to remember the fourth clip and when Led and I looked at it we agreed instantly that this was the one. So the fancy edits went on the bit-pile and you get one straight camera shot, complete with a bit of my elbow. The audio was recorded direct, from an unknown passive pickup through one of Led's favorite toys, the Boss DD-5 digital delay. I used an M-Audio DMP3 for a DI, and captured with an Echo Audiofire 8 into Reaper. Stay in touch with Ledward's performance schedule at http://www.ledkaapana.com/concerts.htm Please pay a visit to my slack key site, http://www.kaleponi.com

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              • PBS Hawaii - Na Mele: Na Lani Eha from Iolani Palace presented by Hawaiian Airlines


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                Contemporary local artists bring music from Hawaii's monarchy era to life from inside the majestic halls of Iolani Palace. PBS Hawaii was granted access to the historic palace, where TV cameras and crews are rarely allowed. The program features Marlene Sai, Robert Cazimero, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Haunani Apoliona, Dennis and David Kamakahi, Aaron Mahi, Kuuipo Kumukahi and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders, Jeff Peterson, Helene Woodward, Ilana Mahiehie Davis and the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus directed by Nola Nahulu.

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                • Isa Lei - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar


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                  One of the many haunting songs of Polynesia is the plaintive "Isa Lei," a song of love and farewell from Fiji. My version is one of the first arrangements I developed from a vocal. "Isa Lei" was part of Gabby Pahinui's "Farewell Medley" but my arrangement is based on the soulful singing of his son, "Bla," who performed the song on the Pahinui Brothers album. I never play the song without a thought for our friends Vili and Koto. If you're cruising the internet I hope you see this, it's for you. I included "Isa Lei" on my "Kaleponi" CD, and recently returned the song to my active repertoire thanks to a request by a friend. I played the song when I opened for Led Kaapana on his January 2010 tour of Northern California. This video is from the show at the beautiful new Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, now transformed into a luxurious 400 seat theater in downtown Berkeley, CA. Led and I played the last week of the old Freight so it was quite a thrill to put our names on the wall of the green room at the new space. http://www.thefreight.org This video is comprised of shots from three cameras and an audio track kindly provided by Allen Lam, the FOH engineer from heaven who often works at the Freight. http://www.allenlam.com I placed the Kodak Zi8 on the stage for the back and audience shot. The Sanyo Xacti HD2000 was halfway back in the house, at the mixing desk. And Tony Yamamoto http://www.yamamotoguitar.com/ shot my Lumix TS1 handheld from the front row. This is the first clip I've edited in the wonderful Edius Neo Booster NLE. It's handling the heavy compression of Panasonic AVCHD on my Lenovo X200 laptop with barely a stutter. I still have a lot to learn in all directions, but it's a lot more fun exploring in this environment than my previous PE7. The guitar is my faithful Kathy Wingert Model E, with a B-Band AST pickup straight into the Freight's DI. The echo on the track was provided by the board and the room. The tuning is taropatch or open G: D G D G B D low to high. Please stop by http://www.kaleponi.com for news, links, and free music downloads.

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                  • Ninipo - Hawaiian Slack Key for Valentine's Day


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                    According to http://www.huapala.org/Ni/Ninipo.html the authorship of "Ninipo" is uncertain. The song has been attributed to both King David Kalakaua and Queen Lili`uokalani. The author wove many threads into this brief song of two verses and a chorus, with references to Hawaiian myth, geography, botany, and ornithology. The meaning is clearly many layered, with only the author and perhaps a few confidantes knowing the "real" meaning. Whatever the layers, the poetry is rich and the song seems perfect for Valentine's Day, with the first line of the chorus: "Wooing, ever wooing with love." I first heard the song performed by Ledward Kaapana http://www.ledkaapana.com on his great "Black Sand" CD. My version is very much based on his. Composer/singer/guitarist Dennis Kamakahi performed the song as a vocal on his "Pua`ena" CD as well. We're enjoying a stay in magnificent Kailua, O`ahu, HI, and I shot this clip in "our" backyard. Our host works in stained glass, the opening title features one of his pieces. The guitar is an Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500M, tuned to taropatch, low to high D G D G B D. The face shot was taken with a Panasonic Lumix TS1, the closeup with a Flip Ultra HD. I recorded the audio on a Zoom H2, eq'ed in Adobe Audition 2 to reduce the wind noise, and added reverb using the Glaceverb plugin in Edius Neo Booster.

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                    • Kui Lima - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar


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                      "Kui Lima" is one of my few original compositions, a piece I wrote for a wedding recessional and recorded on my cd "Kaleponi." The title means "Hand in Hand." The tune is arranged in Taropatch (open G) tuning, in this case the whole instrument is tuned one whole step low, a tuning often called Taropatch F. This performance took place in our rental cottage a few yards from Kailua Beach, complete with occasional gusts from the tradewinds and rumbles from Kalaheo Avenue. This is my first clip recorded on a new Kodak Zi8. Since I purchased the camcorder after we arrived in Hawai`i I don't have access to all my gadgets. As a result I'm using the Zoom H2 as a microphone for this clip, simply leaving it in standby and connecting the headphone output to the audio input of the Zi8. I also don't have access to my editing computer, so I cobbled this clip together with the Media Impressions software that came with the Zi8, then extracted the audio using ffmpeg, tweaked it in Cool Edit Pro, then merged it with Media Impressions.

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