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Ideas for a song to perform hula to??
By hawaiigirl99
On Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:58 PM

I want to perform hula at my school talent show at the end of the school year, and I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for a song to perform. I'm not sure what I want to do. I don't want it to be too hard so I don't mess it up infront of everyone, cause it would be a solo.(my sister's too chicken! haha ) And I have terrible stage fright

If anyone can come up with any ideas, that would be great :)

Mahalo!

4 Replies to Ideas for a song to perform hula to??

re: Ideas for a song to perform hula to??
By Celebrianmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Aug 22, 2009 08:01 PM
Pick something everyone knows from young like Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai or like Haleiwa Hula. I don't know, how about something sort of fast and short to keep their attention spans?
re: Ideas for a song to perform hula to??
By ohanaPremium member
On Tue Sep 29, 2009 01:48 PM
Edited by ohana7 (188688) on 2009-09-29 13:49:20
I teach hula, but I am not a kumu - yet. :)

Hula kahiko is traditional, but because your audience may not know about what it is I would go with a hula auana. I also don't know how much hula training you have so it's kinda hard to say , but here goes :)....

I have actually taught my students a hula to Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ What A Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. I also perform that song for certain crowds and they love it.

I also like Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai, Na Ka Pueo, and those types of songs would be wonderful and exciting.

Good luck!
re: Ideas for a song to perform hula to??
By hawaiigirl99
On Sat Oct 03, 2009 05:08 PM
Thanks for the great advice!! :D This has helped a lot
re: Ideas for a song to perform hula to??
By Celebrianmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:22 AM
What song did you wind up picking? And how is practice going?

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