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Track Listing:

1
Ka Makani Ka'ili Aloha -- Gabby Pahinui
 
2
Kalena Kai -- Keola Beamer and George Winston
 
3
Hi'ilawe -- Gabby Pahinui
 
4
'Ulili E -- Rev. Dennis Kamakahi
 
5
Ka Loke -- Makaha Sons with Dennis Pavao
 
6
Auwe -- Ray Kane
 
7
Leahi -- Gabby Pahinui
 
8
Hawaiian Skies -- Jeff Peterson
 
9
He'eia -- Gabby Pahinui and Sons of Hawaii
 
10
'Imi Au Ia 'Oe -- Keola Beamer
 
11
Kaua'i Beauty -- Gabby Pahinui
 
12
Hi'ilawe -- Sonny Chillingworth
 
13
Wai O Ke Aniani -- Gabby Pahinui
 
14
Paka Ua -- Ozzie Kotani and Daniel Ho
 
15
Hapuna Sunset -- Charles Michael Brotman
 
16
Deep in an Ancient Hawaiian Forest -- Makana
 
17
Mom -- Lena Machado
 
18
Ka Mele Oku'u Pu'Uwai -- Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio
 

Soundtracks :

The Descendants


SONY MASTERWORKS RELEASES THE
SOUNDTRACK OF: 
THE DESCENDANTS

A SELECTION OF THE
FINEST MUSIC FROM HAWAII
 
Sony Masterworks is proud to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Descendants available now.
 
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.  The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.  The film, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, opens in the U.S. on November 16th.
 
The Descendants, based on Kaui Hart Hemmings' highly acclaimed novel of the same name, is scored exclusively with Hawaiian music. Hemmings, who comes from Hawaii, weaves into her writing the island themes of family, soil and inheritance, and the movie too has a strong sense of place, not least thanks to its soundtrack. Given the intention of the filmmakers to lend the movie a distinct Hawaiian flavour, the natural direction to take was to use the sounds of the islands, and the music plays a crucial part in evoking an authentic mood. 
 
Most of the titles on the soundtrack feature established masters of Hawaiian music, whether modern and classical: names such as Gabby Pahinui, Ray Kane, Keola Beamer, Lena Machado, Sonny Chillingworth, Jeff Peterson, and Rev. Dennis Kamakahi.  
 
The soundtrack of The Descendants not only serves to remind movie-goers of a memorable film, but also opens up a superb cross-section of Hawaiian music over the decades to listeners unfamiliar with this genre. It provides the best possible introduction to some of the greatest masters of this soulful music.