Hole hole bushi studio discussion and performance #1

In studio discussion and performance recorded for the program Hole Hole Bushi: Songs of the Cane Field. Includes several takes of Harry Urata singing hole hole bushi songs with Herb Ohta-San playing ʻukulele. Followed by an in studio discussion with Urata, Franklin Odo, and Chris Conybeare. Topics include how Urata began collecting the hole hole bushi songs; the tea house style of singing versus the field style; what the songs tell about Issei people; the meaning and metaphors of the songs; how the songs use a mixture of Japanese and Hawaiian words; and the rights of Issei workers.

Languages: English


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