Hawaiian Music in Australia (1920-55)


  • Jackey Coyle
  • Rebecca Coyle



Hawaiian music, the Hawaiian Club, Ernest Kaai' s troupes, hapa haole style


'Aloha Australia' provides a detailed historical apalysis of the popularisation and development of Hawaiian mus!c in Australia, a significant topic previously overlooked by musicologists and cultural historians


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How to Cite

Coyle, J., & Coyle, R. (2015). ALOHA AUSTRALIA: Hawaiian Music in Australia (1920-55). Perfect Beat, 2(2), 31–63.




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