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TE TOKI ME TE WHAO BOOK TE TOKI ME TE WHAO BOOK

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Clive Fugill - 7-1/4" x 9-3/4" - 150 pages - black & white illustrations - Softcover

The Story and Use of Maori Tools
This book is the culmination of more than 50 years of study, experience and collecting. It provides a complete account of Maori tools. The first part of the book explores legendary adzes and craftsmen, while the second part analyzes the location and exploitation of the principal stone resources (including basalt, obsidian and pounamu). The latter parts outline the manufacture, classification and use of the adze and the chisel, as well as the Maori drill and other tools. There are more than 80 detailed drawings and color photographs.

Our Price: $40.00
ANCIENT HAWAII BOOK ANCIENT HAWAII BOOK

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Herb Kane - 7" x 9-1/2" - 112 pages - color illustrations - Softcover
 
Here is the story of an ocean people who found the most remote islands on earth, how they lived, how they viewed themselves and their universe. Herb Kane's fantastically detailed, colorful paintings grace nearly every page. Sections on navigators, chiefs, kahuna, mana, makahiki, warfare, commoners, kapa, performing arts, games, food, planting, tools, etc.

Our Price: $18.00
MEN OF HULA BOOK - HARDCOVER MEN OF HULA BOOK - HARDCOVER - SALE

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Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei - 7.5"x 10.5" - 124 pages - Black, White & Color Photographs - Hardcover

In 1975, one man brought about a permanent change in the practice of hula. His name is Robert Cazimero and his vision was Halau Na Kamalei, the only male halau hula in the Hawaiian Islands. Today, Robert Cazimero is considered to be one of the most respected kumu hula of Hawaiian dance. The men of Na Kamalei perform around the world, and for 35 years, they have carried on the tradition of male hula. Through the years, Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei have blazed their journey with Hawaiian pride, dispelling deep-rooted stereotypes of grass skirt girls and coconut bras. The men of hula have swayed the heart of hula by reclaiming the masculine side of the ancient dance.
Many excellent photographs!

Our Price: $22.00
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TIKI OF HAWAII - A HISTORY OF GODS AND DREAMS TIKI OF HAWAII - A HISTORY OF GODS AND DREAMS

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Sophia V Schweitzer - 6" x 9" - 40 pages - black, white and color photos - Softcover Flexbind
Tiki of Hawaii: A History of Gods and Dreams reveals the real tiki. A few are benign, while others are terrifying sculptures twelve feet high, carved with exquisite care. You will learn how ancient Hawaiian civilization ordered itself around a life force called mana and prohibitions known as kapa. You will meet powerful Queen Ka'ahumanu and also larger than life people- King Kamehameha, Captain Cook, Jack London, Trader Vic, Don the Beachcomber, Martin Denny, Don Ho and Elvis Presley. And above all, the tiki to their present status today. With stunning photographs and illustrations, Sophia V. Schweitzer reveals a rich, colorful, and entertaining picture of tiki.

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TREASURES OF HAWAIIAN SHEET MUSIC BOOK TREASURES OF HAWAIIAN SHEET MUSIC BOOK - OUT OF PRINT

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50 FAVORITE & CLASSIC SONGS from HAWAII'S GOLDEN YEARS
for PIANO, GUITAR, UKULELE, STEEL GUITAR, all C INSTRUMENTS & VOICE

Arranged by Henry Kaleialoha Allen - 8.5" X 11" - 112 pages - Softcover
   This collection of fifty songs comes from the popular era of Hawaiian music in the first half of the twentieth century.  These songs were written primarily by recognized writers and arranged by well-known Hawaiian musician Henry Allen with some original songs written by Allen himself.
     Entertainers of all skill levels will find this selection of sheet music an invaluable source for the piano, guitar, ukulele, steel guitar and voice.  Each song is written in the key of C and there are chord structures in the back for the ukulele and the piano.
     Songs included: Blue Hawaii, Hanalei Moon, Tiare Lovely flower, Mele Kalikimaka, Tiny Bubbles, Hukilau, Beautiful Kauai, I Will Remember You, Papalina Lahilahi, Puamana, In a Little Hula Heaven, Kaimana Hila and more.

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HAWAIIAN MUSIC & MUSICIANS - AN ENCYCLOPEDIC HISTORY BOOK HAWAIIAN MUSIC & MUSICIANS - AN ENCYCLOPEDIC HISTORY BOOK

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Dr. George S Kanahele & John Berger - 6" X 9" - 926 pages -Black & White Photographs & Illustrations -  Softcover

     When George S. Kanahele founded the Hawaiian Music Foundation in 1971 he immediately saw the need for a systematic presentation of the whole tradition of Hawaiian music, from its origins in pre-contact chant and hula, to the adaptation of other musical traditions and instruments, to the extraordinary spread of Hawaiian music as “world music,” and finally to the Hawaiian Renaissance that saved the tradition from near-extinction.
     Compiled with the assistance of a hundred contributors and the research of many more, it was immediately recognized as the most ambitious book ever written about Hawaiian music.
Organized like an encyclopedia, with entries in alphabetical order, the book presents the roots of Hawaiian music, from ancient chants to the flowering of the musical renaissance. There are biographies of musicians from every period of Hawaiian musical history—from Henry Berger, David Kālakaua, Queen Lili‘uokalani, and others of their time, to the great names of the 20th century. A special section presents many rare photographs of historical interest, featuring singers, chanters, dancers, and instrumentalists. Melody lines, chants, and rhythm patterns are illustrated by music notation. This revised and updated edition is the indispensable go-to guide to the galaxy of Hawaiian music.

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Art of The Hula Book ART OF THE HULA BOOK

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Allan Seiden - 10-1/2" x 10" - 120 pages - color photos - Softcover

  In words and lots of glorious color photos; here is the story of the hula from ancient times to the present: its origins and meaning, pre- and post-contact hula, the Pele legends, the evolution of the dance, King Kalakaua, accompanying implements, hula kitsch, hula art, and much more. Highly recommended. 

Our Price: $20.00