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In Hawaiʻi, music has always been much more than a form of entertainment. Through the centuries it has been a primary means of cultural continuity. This documentary pays tribute to a range of composers who flourished between the 1870s and the 1920s, and for whom Hawaiian was still a first language. The film explore the poetry and play of Hawaiian lyrics, as well as the places and features of the natural world that inspired songs stilled loved and listened to today.

Words Earth & Aloha: The Source of Hawaiian Music

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