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Thursday, June 15 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
On Why Hawaiian Sovereignty Songs Are Not Sung in Falsetto

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Falsetto is commonly used in the singing of traditional Hawaiian songs, but it is not used in Hawaiian sovereignty songs. The explanation offered is that men cause and fight wars. Falsetto is a feminization of the male voice; hence its use in sovereignty songs is inconsistent with the sovereignty struggle.


Kenneth Cook

Hawaii Pacific University

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Pacific Room