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Hawaiian Music in Motion explores the performance, reception, transmission, and adaptation of Hawaiian music on board ships and in the islands, revealing the ways both maritime commerce and imperial confrontation facilitated the circulation of popular music in the nineteenth century. James Revell Carr shows how Hawaiians initially used music and dance to ease tensions with, and spread information about, potentially dangerous foreigners, and then traces the circulation of Hawaiian song and dance worldwide as Hawaiians served aboard American and European ships. Drawing on journals and ships' logs, Carr highlights the profound contrasts between Hawaiians' treatment by fellow sailors who appreciated their seamanship and music, versus antagonistic American missionaries determined to keep Hawaiians on local sugar plantations, and looks at how Hawaiians achieved their own ends by capitalizing on Americans' conflicting expectations and fraught discourse around hula and other musical practices. He also examines American minstrelsy in Hawaii, including professional touring minstrel troupes from the mainland, amateur troupes consisting of crew members of visiting ships, and local indigenous troupes of Hawaiian minstrels. In the process he illuminates how a merging of indigenous and foreign elements became the new sound of native Hawaiian culture at the turn of the twentieth century--and made loping rhythms, falsetto yodels, and driving ukuleles indelible parts of American popular music.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Introduction: Setting Sail
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. "Lascivious Gestures" and "Festive Sports": Early Interactions, 1778–1802
  2. pp. 17-54
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  1. 2. "A Wild Sort of Note": Hawaiian Music at Sea
  2. pp. 55-95
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  1. 3. Hukihuki: Mariners, Missionaries, and the Struggle for Hawaiian Bodies and Sould
  2. pp. 96-125
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  1. 4. "Hale Diabolo": The Royal Hawaiian Theatre and the Rise of Popular Music in Honolulu
  2. pp. 126-158
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  1. 5. "Honolulu Hula Hula Heigh": The Legacy of Maritime Music in Hawai'i
  2. pp. 159-188
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 189-194
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 195-210
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-217
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096525
Related ISBN
9780252038600
MARC Record
OCLC
894511210
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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