Aloha O’brien Is Trying to Talk Hawaiian
Until 1912 most Hawaiian songs were written in the Hawaiian language. With the success of the Broadway hit “Bird of Paradise” every Tin Pan Alley tunesmith started writing “Hawaiian” songs. By 1916 there were hundreds of hapa-haole (half-foreign) tunes written with a little bit of Hawaiian and a lot of pseudo gibberish. George Little’s “Oh, How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wacki Woo” is a classic example of the genre.
More Hawaiian records were sold in the U.S. in 1916 than any other type of music. From the wacky songs of the 20’s to the swing of the 30’s, the Rock & Roll of the 50’s and the surf style music of the 60’s, Hawaiian music has always been a crowd pleaser. Hawai‘i’s recording artists, such as Alfred Apaka, Hilo Hattie, Emma Veary, Nona Beamer, Kui Lee, Danny Kaleikini, Palani Vaughn, Harry Owens and Don Ho, were all goodwill ambassadors for Hawai‘i and became legends in their own time.
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What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.