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Cyril Pahinui — Nani Ka'ala
Album: Cyril Pahinui
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Released: 1988
Length: 3:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
He nani Ka`ala, lae, la lae lae
Kuahiwi nani `oe, lae, la lae lae


I Nu`uanu au, lae, la lae lae
Ka makani Ko`olau, lae, la lae lae


I Kailua au, lae, la lae lae
Huki mai ka ulua, lae, la lae lae


I Kane`ohe au, lae, la lae lae
I ka `ohe kaulana, lae, la lae lae


I He`eia au, lae, la lae lae
Eia a`e ke aloha, lae, la lae lae


I Waiahole au, lae, la lae lae
He kanaka pihole, lae, la lae lae


I Waikane au, lae, la lae lae
He kane hana nui, lae, la lae lae


Ha`ina Ka`ala, lae, la lae lae
Kuahiwi nani `oe, lae, la lae lae
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 SpamNRice wrote:

Another time, another place, another life! Man, this makes me miss it all so much... You gotta live it to appreciate it, and once it's no longer there..? You live the moments over and over... rippin the surf then chillin with the brew and tunes... yeah, that's LIFE!



I can tell by your screen name that you've spent some time on the islands.
Aloha!
Hey Bill, how come you never play The IZ?
To each their own.  I shut it off.
 markus333 wrote:
Please take me back to Kauai!!!
 
Oh, yes please! Or Maui. Maui no ka oi.
Near the beginning , I thought this might turn into "Bleed for her" by Fleetwood Mac.
...and now I know what slack-key guitar is :)
So much to learn!!!
Much Aloha. Had to stop what I was doing to enjoy this trip to the Hawaiian Islands. This is a wonderful example of the best of Hawaiian music. Lush and relaxing and energizing at the same time.
"Great slack key artist but bad  news after Cyril's death... "Late slack key legend Pahinuiā€™s instruments stolen" | Nov 17, 2019  (credit: KHON2-Honolulu / Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
Please take me back to Kauai!!!
 MsJudi wrote:
Makes me wish I was back on Hawaii!!
 
I have spent a few years in the islands made many friends whom I miss dearly. Love the land and its people, ALOHA!!!
Reminds me of a glorious four years in Honolulu; but I'll need help with interpreting these lyrics.

Seems each verse starts with a town name: "I Nuuanu au ..."  translates to  "I was in Nuuanu ..." (or Kaneohe, Kailua, Waiahole, etc).  All towns are located on Oahu.  Yes, Ka'ala is a mountain, but it's also on Oahu, and will work you hard when you hike to the top.

I suspect the second line of each verse touts a specific place feature, but I can't make sense out of most.  For example, the Kaneohe verse refers to the ever-present bamboo.

Any help, kamaainas or long-term haoles?
Fun fact: "Hawaiian has the second smallest inventory of phonemes, or distinctive sounds, of any known language, with just eight consonants (p, k, ' [glottal stop], m, n, l, h, and w) and five vowels (a, e, i, o, and u)."
Sitting at my desk, and all I hear is "lock the car, light the night light"
Never can be enough Slack Key, electric and with lyrics or simply instrumental. Thanks Bill!
Ly ly ly ly lol
So sweet, mahalo.
I am really surprised that RP hasn't given any recognition to this recent event, or I completely missed it: nytimes.com/2018/12/01/obituaries/cyril-pahinui-dead.html
Aloha from Kailua! More mele! More Cyril!
really nice summer song. thanks bill
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Just got back from Hawaii and I was caught by surprise when I heard this.
Fabulous  : )
Another time, another place, another life! Man, this makes me miss it all so much... You gotta live it to appreciate it, and once it's no longer there..? You live the moments over and over... rippin the surf then chillin with the brew and tunes... yeah, that's LIFE!
Very relaxing Now I need a good Haka to get ready for work
tomnam wrote:
Thanks RP for representing Hawaiian music! Mahalo!!!
... ... Nothin' quite like a 'slack attack' for breakie! Love it! Love ya Cyril ... ... Mahalo!!! ... (click here) ...
Thanks RP for representing Hawaiian music! Mahalo!!!
I'd like a fruity cocktail served in a pineaple with an umbrella please, wait... make that 4.
Meh.
Makes me wish I was back on Hawaii!!
Great to hear the Hawai'ian sound. Only usually get to hear it on the islands. Keep it going!
Originally Posted by tomnam: From someone who grew up in Hawaii and is Hawaiian I applaud RP for representing the Polynesian contributions to music - although there is better island music that you can explore... :D
Great! Send it in to Bill and Rebecca and see if they like it too.
Not sure what all he\'s saying, but I hear Kamakawiwo\'ole in there, which was Israel\'s last name--as well as the last name of a whole extended family of musicians.
Originally Posted by jackmcdaid: is there something wrong with your rating system? this is the second time i've rated a song significantly higher than the average and the rating refreshed itself at number LOWER than it was before i rated it!! just wondering.....
Votes are weighted. Have dodgy musical taste and your vote is adjusted. Either that or someone voted low around the same time that you voted.
is there something wrong with your rating system? this is the second time i\'ve rated a song significantly higher than the average and the rating refreshed itself at number LOWER than it was before i rated it!! just wondering.....
What great guitar tone on this song! Very lush...I want that guitar!
From someone who grew up in Hawaii and is Hawaiian I applaud RP for representing the Polynesian contributions to music - although there is better island music that you can explore... :D