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Aloha oe

Postby colonel snow » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:48 am

The original version was recorded on 1 july 1904 by Quartette of Hawaiian girls from Kawaiko Seminary (Victor 15038).

Other versions:
01-07-04 - W.S. Ellis & Ellis Brothers Glee Club Quartet (Victor 15045);
01-07-04 - Ellis Brothers Glee Club Quartet (Victor 15052);
00-03-05 - Royal Hawaiian Troubadours (ARC 30398);
22-03-05 - Pryor's Band (Victor 4401);
11-04-13 - Hawaiian Quintette (Victor 18577 / Victor 65348);
26-04-13 - Toots Paka Hawaiians (Edison Blue Amberol 1812);
00-06-14 - Toots Paka Hawaiian Company (Columbia A 1616);
06-11-14 - Toots Paka Hawaiian Troupe (Victor 18583 / Victor 67084);

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Re: Aloha oe

Postby John » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:31 pm

Toots seemed to like it so much that I think we should hear it.

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Re: Aloha oe

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed May 01, 2019 9:51 am

‘Aloha ‘Oe: Settler Colonial Nostalgia and the Genealogy of a Love Song’

American Indian culture and research journal 37(2):35-52 · June 2013.


Hawai‘i’s most renowned song, “Aloha ‘Oe,” was composed by Queen Lili‘uokalani before she was deposed by missionary-settlers. Circulating in the cultural imaginary since the late nineteenth century, “Aloha ‘Oe” was transformed from a love song into a dirge that erased the sovereign rights of Lili‘uokalani in and beyond Hawai‘i. This article theorizes “settler colonial nostalgia” as a gendered material and symbolic process of effecting indigenous displacement and expropriation. Providing an alibi for settler society and its beneficiaries, performances of the song center settler subjects as nostalgic witnesses to, rather than participants in, the loss of the Hawaiian kingdom. Yet the politics of melancholy prove unstable, as Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and islander musicians continue to resignify “Aloha ‘Oe” as performances that sustain Native counter-hegemonies.

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