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Rearview Mirror: Hawaiian music soothes the soul during tough times

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / JAN. 14, 1975
                                Kapono and Keola Beamer wrote “Sweet Okole,” inspired by a waitress and drink.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / JAN. 14, 1975

    Kapono and Keola Beamer wrote “Sweet Okole,” inspired by a waitress and drink.

  • HAWAII STATE ARCHIVE
                                Joseph Kekuku is credited with creating the steel guitar in 1893.

    HAWAII STATE ARCHIVE

    Joseph Kekuku is credited with creating the steel guitar in 1893.

  • HAWAII STATE ARCHIVE
                                Charles E. King wrote the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” in 1926 but never called it that.

    HAWAII STATE ARCHIVE

    Charles E. King wrote the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” in 1926 but never called it that.

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