Other Styles in Oceanic Traditions
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow
What can you say about Hawaiian music that doesn't make you relax or think of beauty and love or the Hawaiian spirit? Hopefully nothing So we scoured the planet to put together a list of our Top 10 Hawaiian Pop Songs of all time for your listening enjoyment. Play these songs and we dare you to try not to relax and think of love and beauty. We couldn't? Night and you
The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles, ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. Hawaii's musical contributions to the music of the United States are out of proportion to the state's small size. Styles like slack-key guitar are well known worldwide, while Hawaiian-tinged music is a frequent part of Hollywood soundtracks. Hawaii also made a contribution to country music with the introduction of the steel guitar. Music of Hawaiian people is largely religious in nature, and includes chanting and dance music. Hawaiian music has had a notable impact on the music of other Polynesian islands ; Peter Manuel called the influence of Hawaiian music a "unifying factor in the development of modern Pacific musics". Hawaii is home to numerous hotels, many of which feature music in the afternoon or evening; some of the more prominent ones include the Kahala Hilton, the Sheraton Moana Hotel, the Sheraton Waikiki, the Halekulani, Casanova's and the King Kamehameha Hotel. Over the years many local, as well as international artists, have graced the stage there. It is a unique outdoor theater located in Kapiolani Park.