Hawaiian music for my grandfather's funeral?
June 6, 2012 12:15 PM Subscribe
My grandfather is 91 and we're helping him plan his funeral. At it, he wants Hawaiian music played. Apparently it's the music he used to hear at dances (in New Zealand) when he met my grandmother in the late 30s/early 1940s. According to the BBC, there was a fad for Hawaiian music in wartime Britain, especially a band called Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders, but I can't find much by them. Any ideas? I guess it would be a slow dance kind of song.
posted by curious zoe to society & culture (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've played him Iz
, but he says it's not quite right. He admits he’s not at all musical so perhaps he got the Hawaiian bit wrong but I doubt it. I don't think ukuleles are his bag either.
Bonus points if you can find clips of it, because I'm in London and he's in New Zealand, so I have to send my mother links to play to him to see if that is it.
Any suggestions much appreciated -I'd really like to be able to do this for him. Thanks :)