What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a charming and family-friendly collection of both soothing and upbeat musical recordings from the colorful islands of Hawaii.
What's the story?
Ukuleles, slide and steel guitars, and enchanting vocals comprise this unique CD of lively Hawaiian music.
Is it any good?
The performances generously explore traditional sounding Hawaiian fare while mixing it up with sounds that have a slightly more modern edge. But either way, you get a real idea for the vastness of the Polynesian heritage. This wonderful little offering will have kids singing along to the "Toad Song" while parents will be wishing they could be on one of the many sandy beaches that graces the beautiful islands. The music is a genuine reflection of a tropical paradise and the rhythm -- reminiscent of hula-ing at a luau -- both soothes and energizes the listener.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about international music in general. What type of music comes from Ireland? What comes out of the Caribbean? How do some of these distinctive stylings compare to American Top 40? How are they different?