The 'Ukelele
A History


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The 'Ukelele
A History

by John King (Author)
by Jim Tranquada (Author)



ISBN: 9780824835446


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Famous composers and entertainers (Queen Liliuokalani, Irving Berlin, Arthur Godfrey, Paul McCartney, SpongeBob SquarePants) and writers (Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie) wind their way through its history along with a host of outstanding Hawaiian musicians (Ernest Kaai, George Kia Nahaolelua, Samuel K. Kamakaia, Henry A. Peelua Bishaw). In telling the story of the 'ukulele, Tranquada and King also present a sweeping history of modern Hawaiian music that spans more than two centuries, beginning with the introduction of western melody and harmony by missionaries to the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s.


ISBN 824835441
ISBN13 9780824835446
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 15/08/2012
Pages 336
Weight (grammes) 816
Published in United States
Height (mm) 254
Width (mm) 178