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Kīkā kila : how the Hawaiian steel guitar changed the sound of modern music

Author: John William Troutman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of kīkā kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's definitive history, from its discovery by a young Hawaiian royalist named Joseph Kekuku to its revolutionary influence on American and world music. During the early twentieth century, Hawaiian musicians traveled the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John William Troutman
ISBN: 9781469627922 1469627922 1469627930 9781469627939
OCLC Number: 922912830
Notes: "Published with the assistance of the Anniversary Fund of the University of North Carolina Press."
Description: ix, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : B.B.'s dreams --
Guitar culture in the Hawaiian Kingdom --
Joseph Kekuku's steel guitar and the era of overthrow --
American debut : the making of the steel guitar craze --
Hawaiian troubadours and the global reach of the kīkā kila --
Holly-Hawaiians, electric guitars, and glass ceilings --
The disappearing of "Hawaiian" from American music --
Banishment, and return : seeking the steel guitar in the Hawaiian renaissance --
Epilogue : remembrance and kuleana.
Responsibility: John W. Troutman.

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Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of kika kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's  Read more...

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