Hawaiian Rainbow/Kumu Hula: Keepers Of A Culture DVD
Robert Mugge’s two classic 85-minute documentary films on Hawaiian music and dance, newly remastered and together on one DVD. Hawaiian Rainbow examines Hawaii’s traditional chants, percussion, ukulele, slack-key and steel guitar, male and female falsetto, and lush vocal harmonies. Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture explores Hawaiian dance traditions going back to 500 A.D., when Polynesians first arrived in the islands. Together, these two films present Hawaiian art and life as few outsiders have seen it: rich, expressive, colorful, and utterly unique.