Kani Wai: Sound of Water


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Nominated for 2 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards! Best Slack Key Album & Best Liner Notes

This duet album of Hawaiian music contains three instrumentals and ten vocals sung by Grammy® Award-winning Hawaiian Slack Key Master,George Kahumoku, Jr., playing 12-string guitar, combined with the exotic World Music rhythms of Bob Brozmanplaying slack key tunings on acoustic lap steel guitar.

Four songs also feature the African sounds of Peter Burtt on 26-string kora and two other songs with Gordon Burt on violin.


George: Taylor 12-string guitar and Rainsong 12-string guitar

Bob: Bear Creek Weissenborn 7-string acoustic, Hawaiian guitar, Bear Creek short scale Kona Hawaiian guitar, and baritone National tricone guitar

Peter: P. Burtt 26-string custom kora

Gordon: J. Lantzy violin based on Joshua Bell’s Stradivarius


George Kahumoku, Jr. – vocals and 12-string slack key guitar
Bob Brozman – acoustic lap steel guitar
Peter Burtt – kora on Waikiki Hula, Wai’alae, Waiulu, Hilo Hanakahi
Gordon Burt – violin on Kaua’i Beauty, Ka Wailele ‘O ‘Akaka
Produced by: George Kahumoku, Jr., Bob Brozman, Lawrence Bryant and George Winston
Recorded by Howard Johnston with Justin Lieberman at Different Fur in December 2001
and by Lawrence Bryant at BryDesign
Engineered and Mastered by Lawrence Bryant at BryDesign
Liner Notes by Cynthia Bryant, George & Nancy Kahumoku, George Winston, and Haley S. Robertson
Design by Cynthia Bryant and Nancy Kahumoku
Layout by Sharlene Oshiro
Cover Photo by Shane Tegarden
Graphic Design by Daniel Ho

Listen to Excerpts

Waikapu (vocal)
Waikiki Hula (vocal)
Ho’oipoipo O Wai’anapanapa (instrumental)
Kaua’i Beauty (vocal)
Wai’alae (vocal)
Meleana E (instrumental)
Waiulu (vocal)
Lei ‘Ohu (vocal)
Ka Wailele ‘O ‘Akaka (‘Akaka Falls) (vocal)
He Punahele No ‘Oe (vocal)
Hilo Hanakahi (vocal)
Different Mosquito (instrumental)
Na Ali’i (The Chiefs) (vocal)