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Music of Hawai'i: A Basic Calabash
"Aloha! The music of Hawai'i reflects its rich, multi-ethnic makeup. This quiz gives you a taste of "Island Music" and the traditions behind the sound. Enjoy!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Hawaii's most famous dance is the hula. Hula was originally danced by women only.
Ask someone to name a Hawaiian instrument, and everyone will probably say "the ukulele." Which country's immigrants brought the small guitar that would be adapted to become the four-stringed instrument we know today?
The word "ukulele" comes from the Hawaiian language, but what does it mean?
voice of the gods
One of the most well-known Hawaiian language songs is "Aloha 'Oe" ("Goodbye to You"). Who wrote this poignant ballad?
Which song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song?
Disney's "Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride"
Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii"
Bing Crosby's "Sweet Leilani"
Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles"
Which Hawaiian instrument became a staple in Country-Western music?
Immigrant groups to Hawaii brought their own musical traditions with them. One is Bon-Odori, where dancers entertain ancestral spirits by dancing around a decorated tower to the sounds of drums, gongs, and shamisen. It has become the quintessential summer festival event. Which culture originally celebrated in this way?
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, whose album "Facing Future" was the first in Hawaii to go platinum, received a surprising amount of attention for a medley of two songs. Which two songs comprise this hit single?
"Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World"
"Surfing U.S.A." and "Good Vibrations"
"Blue Hawaii" and "Hanalei Moon"
"Yesterday" and "Imagine"
The 1990s saw the rise of a new popular genre of Hawaiian music known as "Jawaiian." What other world music genre influence this movement?
Hawaiian music (and Hawai'i itself) probably wouldn't be half as popular today if it wasn't for a certain radio program. Name this show that started with the sound of waves off Waikiki and the blowing of the conch shell.
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Compiled Jun 28 12