Connections between Jawaiian Music and the Local Culture of Hawai‘i

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2022
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Chun, Matthew
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Kramer, Hanae
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This qualitative study investigates the connections between Jawaiian music and the local culture of Hawaii. By exploring Jawaiian musicians and fan's perspectives through in-depth interviews, the study aims to detail the relationship between the music and culture. The results of the study reveals that both musicians and fans feel the strong connections between Jawaiian music and the local culture of Hawaii. Jawaiian music inspires people to learn about the local culture of Hawaii. The local culture of Hawaii also influences how music is written for musicians. Fans are able to provide an impact to musicians on what songs are about. The culture of Hawaii is spreading Jawaiian music throughout the community. Musicians are continuing to provide songs that provide an impact on individuals in the community and fans are having a role in making Jawaiian music popular. Jawaiian music and the local culture have a coexisting relationship that is providing knowledge to both musicians, fans, and society.
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