Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Raymond Kāne 1989 tape 2

Interview with Raymond Kāne recorded in 1989. In this interview Kāne speaks about how in 1982 he was sick with emphysema from asbestos and while bedridden played his slack key guitar on his journey to recovery. He also talks about how in 1985 he received a call from musician and folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes inviting him and his wife to Washington D.C. to receive an award. Kāne was a recipient of a 1987 National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts for his master slack key guitar playing. Kāne also speaks about George Winston, an American pianist, who plays slack key guitar in a segment of his concerts. This tape also includes several takes of instrumental "Meleana E" performed by Kāne.

Languages: English


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